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Barrance, Rhian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
The use of internal assessment within GCSE qualifications has always aroused controversy, primarily because of concerns about the authorship of students' work. This has led to tighter controls and a reduction in its use over the last decade. The paper argues that the focus on the authentication of student work has neglected other aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exit Examinations, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
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Berge, Kjell Lars; Skar, Gustaf B.; Matre, Synnøve; Solheim, Randi; Evensen, Lars S.; Otnes, Hildegunn; Thygesen, Ragnar – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This article reports consequences for student writing quality based on a long-term professional learning project. Project teachers, representing all school subjects in grades 3-7, were presented with a writing construct, 'Wheel of Writing', and norms of expectation for writing proficiency. Participating teachers used the writing construct and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Semiotics, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
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Silseth, Kenneth; Gilje, Øystein – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
In this article, we examine how assessment is enacted and negotiated in a school project that involves multimodal composition. The case is a project on advertisement in which lower secondary students collaboratively composed multimodal commercials about various products and topics. The theoretical framework is based on sociocultural perspectives…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Multiple Literacies, Advertising, Student Projects
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Ninomiya, Shuichi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
PISA presents a new image for academic achievement, which has prompted Japanese education reforms over the past decade to innovate teaching and learning for 'PISA-style literacy'. Supported by theoretical foundations, particularly with regard to the concept of 'PISA literacy' and 'authentic assessment', these reforms have accomplished progress in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Knekta, Eva; Sundström, Anna – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine ninth-grade students' perception of a Swedish national test in science (high-stakes for the students) and a field trial (low-stakes for the students), in terms of test-taking motivation. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with 12 students. Overall, the students had a positive perception of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, National Competency Tests, Science Tests
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Ormond, Barbara Mary – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This paper examines how a standards-based form of assessment in operation in New Zealand has impacted upon the knowledge taught to secondary history students. The segmentation of history into assessable components along with assessment mechanisms which encourage the reduction in the number of standards being attempted has impacted upon both the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Cuff, Benjamin M. P.; Meadows, Michelle; Black, Beth – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
The 'Sawtooth Effect' is where cohort performance on high-stakes assessments drops after assessment reform, and then improves over time as test familiarity increases. Despite its importance, limited research has been conducted to date. In this study, we took a novel approach of using changes in grade boundaries (cut scores) over time as a proxy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Cutting Scores, Secondary School Students
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Löfgren, Ragnhild; Löfgren, Håkan; Lindberg, Viveca – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
The starting point for this article is changes in the Swedish assessment system which stated that pupils are to receive grade reports in school year 6 (12-13 years old) during the academic year 2012-2013. Since the 1970s, compulsory school pupils have received their first grade reports in grade 7 and/or 8. The issue here is to present pupils'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Kyaruzi, Florence; Strijbos, Jan-Willem; Ufer, Stefan; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study investigates the impact of secondary school students' perceptions of mathematics teachers' formative assessment practices and feedback delivery on their feedback use, and mathematics performance. The sample consisted of 2767 Form 3 (Grade 11) students from 48 secondary schools in Tanzania. Surveys and focus group discussions were used…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Feedback (Response), Grade 11
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Marksteiner, Tamara; Kuger, Susanne; Klieme, Eckhard – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
We investigate whether Anchoring Vignettes (AV) improve intercultural comparability of non-cognitive student-directed factors (e.g., procrastination). So far, correlation analyses for anchored and non-anchored scores with a criterion have been used to demonstrate the effectiveness of AV in improving data quality. However, correlation analyses are…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Equated Scores, International Assessment, Test Reliability
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von Davier, Matthias; Yamamoto, Kentaro; Shin, Hyo Jeong; Chen, Henry; Khorramdel, Lale; Weeks, Jon; Davis, Scott; Kong, Nan; Kandathil, Mat – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
Based on concerns about the item response theory (IRT) linking approach used in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) until 2012 as well as the desire to include new, more complex, interactive items with the introduction of computer-based assessments, alternative IRT linking methods were implemented in the 2015 PISA round. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Spaull, Nic – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
New evidence presented in this paper shows that existing accounts of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in developing countries underestimate both progress and inequality because they do not take into account the large proportion of 15-16-year olds who are ineligible for the PISA sampling frame, primarily due to dropout or…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Marchionni, Mariana; Vazquez, Emmanuel – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
In this paper, we estimate the causal effect of an extra year of schooling on mathematics performance for seven Latin American countries based on PISA 2012. To that end we exploit exogenous variation in students' birthdates around the school entry cut-off date using both sharp and fuzzy Regression Discontinuity designs. We find strong effects of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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He, Jia; Barrera-Pedemonte, Fabián; Buchholz, Janine – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
Noncognitive assessments in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study share certain similarities and provide complementary information, yet their comparability is seldom checked and convergence not sought. We made use of student self-report data of Instrumental Motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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LeRoy, Barbara W.; Samuel, Preethy; Deluca, Marcella; Evans, Peter – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
Since 2003, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has included students with special educational needs (SEN), identified as those with functional disabilities, those with cognitive/behavioural/emotional disabilities and those with limited test language proficiency. While the number of countries and included students has…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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