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Soares, José Francisco; Alves, Maria Teresa Gonzaga; Xavier, Flavia Pereira – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of Brazilian elementary schools on the chances of their students achieving at different levels of mathematics proficiency. Since student proficiency is classified at three levels--Insufficient, Basic and Proficient--the chosen model of analysis was the hierarchical multinomial model. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
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Andrade, Heidi L.; Du, Ying; Mycek, Kristina – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
This study investigated the relationship between middle school students' scores for a written assignment (N = 162) and a process that involved students in generating criteria and self-assessing with a rubric. Gender, time spent writing, grade level, prior rubric use, and previous achievement in English were also examined. The treatment involved…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Middle School Students, Writing (Composition)
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Koh, Kim; Luke, Allan – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2009
This is an empirical examination of the quality of teacher assignments and student work in Singapore schools. Using a theoretical framework based on principles of authentic assessment and intellectual quality, two sets of criteria and scoring rubrics were developed for the training of expert teachers to judge the quality of assignments and student…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Assignments, Educational Quality, Scoring Rubrics
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Griffin, Patrick; Thanh, Mai Thi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
This article described a national study in Vietnam whereby a probability sample of students was chosen from each of the 61 provinces. A reading test consisting of 60 items was administered. The items were matched to the Vietnam reading and language curriculum for Year 5 students. Using a skills audit of the items, a variable of reading development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Grade 5, Reading Tests