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Knekta, Eva; Sundström, Anna – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine ninth-grade students' perception of a Swedish national test in science (high-stakes for the students) and a field trial (low-stakes for the students), in terms of test-taking motivation. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with 12 students. Overall, the students had a positive perception of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, National Competency Tests, Science Tests
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Kuramoto, Naoki; Koizumi, Rie – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Currently, large-scale testing in Japan faces conflicting requirements derived from principles of education on the one hand, and measurement, on the other. Issues of affective ambivalence towards tests (i.e. test aversion and dependence) are also observed. The seemingly conflicting government discussions regarding the national assessment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Principles, Academic Achievement
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Li, Hongli – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
Drawing on the programme for international student assessment 2009 US data-set, this study examines the relationship between formative assessment and students' reading achievement using a structural equation modelling approach. We find that formative assessment is positively related to students' reading achievement directly and indirectly (through…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Taut, Sandy; Valencia, Edgar; Palacios, Diego; Santelices, Maria V.; Jiménez, Daniela; Manzi, Jorge – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
This paper investigates the validity of a national, standards-based teacher evaluation programme by examining the relationship between teachers' evaluation results and their students' learning progress. We used census achievement data that assessed the same cohort of students at the end of 8th and 10th grade. We applied multilevel modelling and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, National Programs
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Paget, Christine L.; Malmberg, Lars-Erik; Martelli, Dale R. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
In concert with other Latin American countries, Brazil has developed and implemented its own national assessment system for the purpose of monitoring, evaluating and improving their educational system. Prova Brasil is a census-based bi-annual assessment of Portuguese and mathematics achievement of middle school students in Brazil accompanied by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy
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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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Muñoz-Chereau, B.; Thomas, S. M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
This article reports an original investigation into school performance measures and the multilevel nature of pupil achievement data in the Chilean school system using a sample of 177,461 students, nested within 7146 classrooms, 2283 secondary schools and 313 municipalities. The data-set comprised Year 10 students' 2006 SIMCE test's results in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Value Added Models
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Cowie, Bronwen; Moreland, Judy – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
Studies of disciplinary work have converged with studies of classrooms to highlight the social and cultural nature of disciplinary knowledge and practices, and of classroom learning and assessment. For students to become discerning and autonomous/authoring learners, classroom assessment needs to ensure students experience what it means to exercise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Student Participation, Formative Evaluation
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Klapp, Alli – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
The purpose of the study was to investigate how grading in primary school affected students' achievement measured by grades in 7th, 8th and 9th Grade and educational attainment in upper secondary school (12th Grade), and how the effect varied as a function of students' cognitive ability, gender and socio-economic status. The data derived from the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies, Grading, Elementary School Students
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Iipinge, Sakaria M.; Kasanda, Choshi D. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
Aligning curriculum change and assessment reforms has been a topic of great concern in Namibia for over the past 23 years. This is because during the pre-colonial period and continuing in post-independence Namibia, national examinations have been used mainly for the certification and selection of learners at Junior and Senior secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Articulation (Education), Curriculum, Educational Change
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Phelan, Julia C.; Choi, Kilchan; Niemi, David; Vendlinski, Terry P.; Baker, Eva L.; Herman, Joan – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
This paper describes results from field testing of middle-school math formative assessments alongside professional development and instructional resources. We employed a randomised, controlled design to address the question: Does using our formative assessment strategies improve student performance on assessments of key mathematical ideas relative…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Formative Evaluation