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DeLuca, Christopher; Valiquette, Adelina; Coombs, Andrew; LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; Luhanga, Ulemu – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Classroom assessment has become a cornerstone of today's standards-based system of education. However, recent policy developments, professional standards, and variable assessment education have led to significant variability in teachers' approaches to assessment. The primary purpose of this research was to use a new instrument predicated on…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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DeLuca, Christopher; LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; Luhanga, Ulemu – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2016
Assessment literacy is a core professional requirement across educational systems. Hence, measuring and supporting teachers' assessment literacy have been a primary focus over the past two decades. At present, there are a multitude of assessment standards across the world and numerous assessment literacy measures that represent different…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Literacy, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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DeLuca, Christopher; Volante, Louis – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
This paper examines the challenges associated with promoting and modeling assessment for learning within initial teacher education programs. Based on their experiences teaching in a variety of higher education institutions within Canada and the United States and on a critical synthesis of literature, the authors identify three broad constraints…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis, Barriers
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Birenbaum, Menucha; DeLuca, Christopher; Earl, Lorna; Heritage, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; Looney, Anne; Smith, Kari; Timperley, Helen; Volante, Louis; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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DeLuca, Christopher; Chavez, Teresa; Bellara, Aarti; Cao, Chunhua – Teacher Educator, 2013
Despite assessment-based accountability movements throughout educational systems in the United States, teacher assessment literacy continues to be an identified area of concern. Contributing to this concern is a dearth of research on preservice assessment education including both its curricular and pedagogical approaches. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Reflection
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DeLuca, Christopher – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Within the current accountability context of education in the United States and Canada, there is a clear need to educate teachers on effectively using assessments to support, measure, and communicate student learning. Despite this need, assessment has historically been a neglected area in teacher education programs with comparatively little…
Descriptors: Accountability, Stakeholders, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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DeLuca, Christopher; Klinger, Don A. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
As a result of the standards-based movement in education there is an increased need for teacher competency in the area of student assessment and evaluation. This study examines assessment education at one pre-service teacher education program in Ontario, Canada. Through a questionnaire administered to 288 teacher candidates, this study identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Assessment