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Huang, Vicki – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
To the author's knowledge, this is the first Australian study to empirically compare the use of a multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ) with the use of a written assignment for interim, summative law school assessment. This study also surveyed the same student sample as to what types of assessments are preferred and why. In total, 182 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Choice Tests, Comparative Analysis, Assignments
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Slee, Phillip T.; Mohyla, Jury – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
School bullying is an international problem with harmful outcomes for those involved. This study describes the design and field testing of an innovative computer-based social learning tool for assessing student perceptions of bullying developed for an Australian intervention program called the P.E.A.C.E. Pack. Students rate their peer group…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Social Development, Intervention
School, Kristen K.; McGoodwin, Middleton K. – School Administrator, 2011
This article shares the authors' personal stories that shed light on what to watch out for when the board takes up a performance review. The authors describe what they considered less-than-satisfying experiences with their board of education's process of performance assessment. They offered to do so with candor in hopes of helping their colleagues…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Superintendents, Job Performance, Administrator Evaluation
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Earle, Sarah – Primary Science, 2015
Assessment pulls teachers in many directions: it can help them to adapt their teaching to meet the needs of the children, but it can also help to skew the curriculum in the direction of things that are easily tested. There is a wealth of evidence showing the impact of Assessment for Learning (AfL) but is it really possible for whole-school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Student Evaluation
Welcome, Simone E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose for this cross-sectional, non-experimental explanatory quantitative research study was to explain the amount of variance in the High School Proficiency Assessment-11 Language Arts and Mathematics scores accounted for by the amount of instructional minutes at high schools in New Jersey. A proportional, stratified random sample which…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students
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Walter, Daniel; von Bialy, Johanna; von Wirth, Elena; Doepfner, Manfred – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised (SRAS-R) is a widely used measure of the functional conditions leading to school absenteeism. In the present study, we developed a German version of the SRAS-R and investigated its psychometric properties in a clinical sample (N = 62) of referred school absentees aged 11 to 17 years. Results of an…
Descriptors: Attendance, Behavior Problems, Psychometrics, German
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Miñano Pérez, Pablo; Costa, Juan Luis Castejón; Corbi, Raquel Gilar; Iniesta, Alejandro Veas – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
We examined the psychometric properties of the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised in a Spanish population (n = 1,398). Confirmatory factor analysis procedures supported the instrument's five-factor structure. The results of discriminant analysis demonstrated the predictive power of the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised scales as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Senevirathne, Leela Kumari; Thoradeniya, Prabanga – Educational Practice and Theory, 2015
This study examines teachers' intention to engage in School Based Assessment (SBA) in secondary schools of Sri Lanka, by utilising Ajzen's (1985) Theory of Planned Behaviour. Multiple regression analysis was employed for data analysis. Given the recent attention on curricular reforms in many countries, this study contributes to the limited…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Program Design, Foreign Countries, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Çobanoglu, Fatma; Ayvaz-Tuncel, Zeynep; Ordu, Aydan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
As education has many variables, essential arrangements are required in different areas to enhance its quality. School buildings, environmental arrangements, teaching and learning process, sources and materials, teachers, principals, health and security are the variables of which come to mind first. The concept of 'child-friendly school' ('CFS')…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Secondary Schools, Student Centered Learning
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Ysenbaert, Joke; Van Houtte, Mieke; Van Avermaet, Piet – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2020
There is no question that teachers nowadays are challenged to adapt their teaching practices to the needs that arise from increasing diversity in the current classroom. Since effective teaching asks for alignment between teaching and assessment practices, the increasing diversity challenges teachers' assessment practices and schools' assessment…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Diversity, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Cornell, Dewey; Maeng, Jennifer L.; Burnette, Anna Grace; Jia, Yuane; Huang, Francis; Konold, Timothy; Datta, Pooja; Malone, Marisa; Meyer, Patrick – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Threat assessment has been widely endorsed as a school safety practice, but there is little research on its implementation. In 2013, Virginia became the first state to mandate student threat assessment in its public schools. The purpose of this study was to examine the statewide implementation of threat assessment and to identify how threat…
Descriptors: School Safety, State Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, School Surveys
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He, Xinyu; Deng, Yang; Yu, Saisai; Wang, Houxiong – Science & Education, 2020
Scientific argumentation is a key practice in the construction, confirmation, and legalization of scientific knowledge. Although studies on scientific argumentation have been relatively plentiful, there are few quantitative studies on how students mentally perceive scientific argumentation, given that traditional quantitative tools such as Likert…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Student Attitudes, Epistemology
Holmes, Kelly; McLaughlin, Carly; Middleton, Amanda – Communique, 2015
The sheer amount of time that school psychologists spend conducting assessments, coupled with the shift in the field toward incorporating a socially just lens into practice, elicits the question: What constitutes socially just academic assessments, and what are the related best practices? Considering the complexities related to applying a social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Prevention
Achieve, Inc., 2014
Across the country, educators, parents and students are saying that there is too much testing in our schools and that testing is taking valuable time away from teaching and learning. These concerns are legitimate and merit attention. School district officials have the opportunity to respond to concerns about over-testing by leading a conversation…
Descriptors: School Districts, Testing, Evaluation Methods, Planning
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Vidmar, Maša; Niklas, Frank; Schneider, Wolfgang; Hasselhorn, Marcus – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
The foundation of school success is laid early in children's lives. Consequently, assessments of academic precursors may help to identify children in need of additional support. Such early assessments could also be interesting from an international perspective when educational systems are compared. This analysis is used to inform on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Educational Indicators, Comparative Education
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