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ERIC Number: EJ964645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Raising the Stakes: The Challenges for Teacher Assessment
Klenowski, Val
Australian Educational Researcher, v39 n2 p173-192 May 2012
These are changing times in Australia for teachers and their students, with the introduction of a national curriculum and standards driven reform. While countries in Europe such as England, and in Asia such as Singapore, are changing policy to use assessment in the support of and improvement of learning it appears that we in Australia are moving towards creating policy that will raise the assessment stakes for the putative purposes of transparency, accountability and fairness. What can be learnt from countries that have had years of high stakes testing? How can Australia avoid the mistakes of past curriculum and assessment reform efforts? And how can Australian teachers build their capacity to maximise their use of the learning power of assessment? These are the questions that are addressed in this article, with reference to innovative research from global networks that have maintained the assessment focus on learning rather than accountability practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Singapore; United Kingdom (England)