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Cheon, Jongpil; Lee, Sangno; Smith, Walter; Song, Jaeki; Kim, Yongjin – Research in Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to use text mining analysis of early adolescents' online essays to determine their knowledge of global lunar patterns. Australian and American students in grades five to seven wrote about global lunar patterns they had discovered by sharing observations with each other via the Internet. These essays were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Essays, Astronomy
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Redden, Guy; Low, Remy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)--is conducted through standardized tests that are administered to all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. It was implemented in 2008 by the same Labor government that introduced My School (www.myschool.edu.au). Enjoying bipartisan political support and popular with the public…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Literacy, Numeracy