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Jang, Eunice Eunhee; Sinclair, Jeanne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
This paper examines assessment policies for K-12 education in Ontario, Canada. We begin with a discussion of Ontario's education system, and then turn our focus to Ontario's K-12 assessment policies serving multiple purposes for accountability and classroom learning. We first examine the Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
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Copp, Derek T. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Large-scale provincial assessment is an integral part of schooling across Canada. The effect that these assessments have on classroom teaching remains an under-examined aspect of provincial policies. The study upon which this paper is based sets out to quantify the type and level of effect assessments have on teaching professionals using a survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Measurement, Outcomes of Education, High Stakes Tests
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DeLuca, Christopher; Valiquette, Adelina; Coombs, Andrew; LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; Luhanga, Ulemu – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Classroom assessment has become a cornerstone of today's standards-based system of education. However, recent policy developments, professional standards, and variable assessment education have led to significant variability in teachers' approaches to assessment. The primary purpose of this research was to use a new instrument predicated on…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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DeLuca, Christopher; Klinger, Don; Pyper, Jamie; Woods, Judy – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine the implementation of a professional learning project aimed at building educators' knowledge and skills in assessment for learning (AfL) within two school districts in Ontario, Canada. Specifically, the research examined the value of a two-tier "Instructional Rounds" (IR) professional learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Educational Assessment, School Districts
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Scott, Shelleyann; Webber, Charles F.; Lupart, Judy L.; Aitken, Nola; Scott, Donald E. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
This paper focuses on promoting fairness and equity in student assessment practices. The researchers used questionnaires and interviews and the study encompassed a total of 3312 individuals representing a range of stakeholders. The paper is presented in two parts: fairness and discrimination, and challenging policy and practice. Five key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Equal Education, Educational Discrimination
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Chu, Man-Wai; Guo, Qi; Leighton, Jacqueline P. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Cognitive and psychometric variables have directed research on student test performance. However, student learning involves a substantial affective component. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between two kinds of affective variables--interpersonal trust and attitudes towards standardised tests--likely to underlie student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Trust (Psychology)
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Koch, Martha J.; DeLuca, Christopher – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
In this article we rethink validation within the complex contexts of high-stakes assessment. We begin by considering the utility of existing models for validation and argue that these models tend to overlook some of the complexities inherent to assessment use, including the multiple interpretations of assessment purposes and the potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Use, Case Studies, Educational Assessment
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Thomas, Lynn; Deaudelin, Colette; Desjardins, Julie; Dezutter, Olivier – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2011
This study examines the formative evaluation practices of 13 experienced elementary school teachers in Quebec, Canada at the level of teacher-student interaction. The qualitative study is based on both semi-structured and stimulated recall interviews as well as videotapes of classroom activities. The participating teachers were found to be using…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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DeLuca, Christopher; Klinger, Don A. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
As a result of the standards-based movement in education there is an increased need for teacher competency in the area of student assessment and evaluation. This study examines assessment education at one pre-service teacher education program in Ontario, Canada. Through a questionnaire administered to 288 teacher candidates, this study identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Assessment
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Suurtamm, Christine; Koch, Martha; Arden, Ann – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
This article responds to calls that have been made for research into how teachers incorporate new assessment ideas into their practice. We draw on a large-scale study that examined the implementation of reform in mathematics in grades 7-10 in Ontario, Canada. We present teacher questionnaire data, and focus on data gathered from case studies for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Gokiert, Rebecca J.; Cor, M. Ken; Heffernan, Colleen – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
Classroom teachers are in the front line of introducing students to formal learning, including assessments, which can be assumed to continue for students should they extend their schooling past the expected mandatory 12 years. The purpose of the present investigation was to survey secondary teachers' beliefs of classroom and large-scale tests for…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Learning Processes, Test Construction, Teacher Attitudes
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Volante, Louis; Jaafar, Sonia Ben – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2008
This article describes the Canadian education system and provincial/territorial, national, and international large-scale assessment (LSA) programmes that currently operate within this large multicultural country. We highlight the policy implications of LSA programmes within Canada's 10 provinces and three northern territories, and how the country…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Systems Approach, Politics of Education
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Fox, Janna; Cheng, Liying – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2007
Within the context of increasing numbers of second language (L2) learners in Canadian schools and expanding standards-driven testing frameworks, a passing score on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a recently imposed secondary school graduation requirement in Ontario. There is evidence, however, that tests designed on the basis…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Inferences
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Doig, Brian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
In this paper, I will argue that it is possible to use data from large-scale international and national mathematics assessment programmes, whose attention is on summative achievement, to provide formative information that informs teachers about the effects of their classroom practice. However, to have impact on, and be useful for, classroom…
Descriptors: Measurement, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Lawson, Alex; Suurtamm, Christine – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
In 1997, the Ontario government, like many other jurisdictions, undertook systemic reform of their elementary school mathematics programme, developing a new mathematics curriculum, report card, and province-wide assessment. The curricular reform embodied a new vision of mathematics learning and instruction that emphasized instruction using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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