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Ecclestone, Kathryn – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
Despite numerous problems with outcome-based assessment systems, claims that they enhance learners' motivation and autonomy resonate with research interest in how young people develop cultural and social capital. However, research has not yet explored the ways in which assessment systems affect the forms of capital embedded within them. This paper…
Descriptors: Motivation, Adult Education, Social Capital, Evaluation
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Broadfoot, Patricia; Black, Paul – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
The completion of the first ten years of this journal is an occasion for review and reflection. The main issues that have been addressed over the ten years are summarized in four main sections: Purposes, International Trends, Quality Concerns and Assessment for Learning. Each of these illustrates the underlying significance of the themes of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Student Evaluation, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods
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Firestone, William A.; Monfils, Lora; Schorr, Roberta Y. – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
As testing becomes more prevalent as a policy tool in the Anglo-Saxon world, debates continue as to whether it supports central reforms of instruction or leads to a kind of 'teaching to the test' that invalidates results and undermines more challenging instruction. This paper reports on a three-year study of mathematics testing of nine-year-olds…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Student Evaluation
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Bonnet, Gerard – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
Given the new European institutional environment for education and training, policy and methodology for evaluation have become closely interwoven and stakes have been raised. This emerging situation calls for a robust reappraisal of existing comparative evaluation data and systems in the light of the perceived needs of European countries and of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
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Baird, Jo-Anne; Greatorex, Jackie; Bell, John F. – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
Marking reliability is purported to be produced by having an effective community of practice. No experimental research has been identified which attempts to verify empirically the aspects of a community of practice that have been observed to produce marking reliability. This research outlines what that community of practice might entail and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Interrater Reliability
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Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Claxton, Guy – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper reports the initial results of a study that was designed to develop and test an instrument that could identify the elements of an individual's capacity for lifelong learning. We anticipated that the components of this capacity would include a complex mix of dispositions, lived experiences, social relations, values, attitudes and beliefs…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Lifelong Learning, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis