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Shepherd, Debra Lynne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The regional and cultural closeness of Botswana and South Africa, as well as differences in their political histories and language policy stances, offers a unique opportunity to evaluate the role of language in reading outcomes. This study aims to empirically test the effect of exposure to mother tongue and English instruction on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Grade 4, Native Language
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Solheim, Oddny Judith; Lundetrae, Kjersti – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Gender differences in reading seem to increase throughout schooling and then decrease or even disappear with age, but the reasons for this are unclear. In this study, we explore whether differences in the way "reading literacy" is operationalised can add to our understanding of varying gender differences in international large-scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
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Walzebug, Anke; Kasper, Daniel – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
In "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study" (PIRLS) educational inequalities are measured, amongst others, through the relationship between students' reading achievements and the home resource for learning (HRL) scale. By applying the partial credit model and using the WLE estimates for the person parameters it is accepted that…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Caro, Daniel H.; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Televantou, Ioulia – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Omitted prior achievement bias is pervasive in international assessment studies and precludes causal inference. For example, reported negative associations between student-oriented teaching strategies and student performance are against expectations and might actually reflect omitted prior achievement bias. Namely, that these teaching strategies…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Grade 4
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Rutkowski, David – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
In this article I advocate for a new discussion in the field of international large-scale assessments; one that calls for a reexamination of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) and their use. Expanding on the high-quality work in this special issue I focus on three inherent limitations to international large-scale assessments noted by…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Lenkeit, Jenny; Schwippert, Knut; Knigge, Michel – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Research provides evidence that gender, immigrant background and socio-economic characteristics present multiple disadvantaging characteristics that change their relative importance and configurations over time. When evaluating inequalities researchers tend to focus on one particular aspect and often use composite measures when evaluating…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Armitage, Emma; Lau, Caroline – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
In England accountability measures have often been used to steer school behaviour in pursuit of policy goals. In 2010, the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) was introduced to increase uptake of traditional academic subjects at GCSE. These subjects, it was argued, would enhance students' future prospects, in part because they are favoured at A-level by…
Descriptors: Accountability, Grades (Scholastic), Access to Education, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Barrance, Rhian; Elwood, Jannette – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
This paper uses data from a mixed-methods research project which explored the views and experiences of students in Northern Ireland and Wales on the assessment and reform of GCSEs. The research found that while students were generally supportive of the substance of the reforms in each region, they raised concerns about the rapid pace of reform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exit Examinations, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Imlig, Flavian; Ender, Susanne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
This article reveals three emerging areas of conflict in the use of educational assessment instruments in compulsory education in Switzerland and outlines an analytical approach for detecting and analysing these areas of conflict. The approach combines a conceptual perspective, an evaluation perspective and a teaching perspective to show the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Educational Assessment, Compulsory Education
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Tveit, Sverre – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
This article promulgates a conceptual framework for researching various roles of educational assessment emphasised in governments' assessment policies as a basis for comparing policy-making related to national testing in primary and lower secondary education in Norway and Sweden from 2000-2017. The study analyses policy documents and expert…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Interviews, Public Officials, National Competency Tests
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Lillejord, Sølvi; Elstad, Eyvind; Kavli, Håkon – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
While it is generally assumed that the aim of teacher evaluation is to "formatively" support teachers' professional development, research finds that teacher evaluation practices are predominantly "summative". This paper describes a Norwegian governmental policy experiment aiming to overcome this fallacy through a bargaining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Problems, Public Policy
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MacPhail, Ann; Halbert, John; O'Neill, Hal – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The more recent discussion in Ireland around post-primary teachers being responsible for assessing their own students' work continues. The new junior cycle reform (covering the first three years of post-primary education) is concerned with making fundamental changes in approaches to learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment, with school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Student Evaluation, Measurement Objectives
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Koomen, Marten; Zoanetti, Nathan – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Education systems are increasingly being called upon to implement new technology-based assessment systems that generate efficiencies, better meet changing stakeholder expectations, or fulfil new assessment purposes. These assessment systems require coordinated organisational effort to implement and can be expensive in time, skill and other…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Pinger, Petra; Rakoczy, Katrin; Besser, Michael; Klieme, Eckhard – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The aim of this study was to contribute to the understanding of the effectiveness of formative assessment interventions by analysing how the "quality of programme delivery" affects students' mathematics achievement and interest. Teachers (n = 17) implemented formative assessment in their ninth-grade mathematics classes and provided their…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Yan, Zi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the key demographic variables of gender, school level and goal orientation on students' self-assessment practices, including self-directed feedback seeking (SDFS) and self-reflection (SR). A total of 8843 Hong Kong students were surveyed, ranging from Primary 4 to Secondary 6. The results…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Goal Orientation, Feedback (Response), Predictor Variables
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