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Hopster-den Otter, Dorien; Muilenburg, Selia N.; Wools, Saskia; Veldkamp, Bernard P.; Eggen, Theo J. H. M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study investigated (1) the extent to which presentations of measurement error in score reports influence teachers' decisions and (2) teachers' preferences in relation to these presentations. Three presentation formats of measurement error (blur, colour value and error bar) were compared to a presentation format that omitted measurement error.…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Scores, Decision Making, Teacher Attitudes
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Pat-El, Ron Jonathan; Tillema, Harm; Segers, Mien; Vedder, Paul – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
Assessment for Learning (AfL), as a way to promote learning, requires a "match" or a shared focus between student and teacher to be effective. But students and teachers may differ in their perceptions of the purpose and process of classroom assessment meant to promote learning. Perceptions regarding AfL practices in their classroom were…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Van Velzen, Joke – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
Theory on student learning provides that students are able to direct their learning when they have metacognitive knowledge about their own learning processes. In this article, a preliminary attempt to assess untrained high-school students’ metacognitive knowledge of learning processes as an ability through multiple-choice questions is reported. In…
Descriptors: High School Students, Metacognition, Learning Processes, Grade 9
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Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; Stokking, Karel M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
Education aiming at students' competence development asks for new assessment methods. The quality of these methods needs to be assured using adapted quality criteria and accompanying standards. As such standards are not widely available, this study sets out to examine what level of compliance with quality criteria stakeholders consider…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Quality Control, Professional Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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van Rijn, P. W.; Beguin, A. A.; Verstralen, H. H. F. M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
While measurement precision is relatively easy to establish for single tests and assessments, it is much more difficult to determine for decision making with multiple tests on different subjects. This latter is the situation in the system of final examinations for secondary education in the Netherlands and is used as an example in this paper. This…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Tests, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2009
The development of the European Qualification Framework (EQF) as a means of assessing the relative status of qualifications across the EU is described, together with its fundamental design characteristics, particularly the adoption of a "learning outcomes" approach. Ways in which it may be implemented, and possible difficulties in this,…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Barriers
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d'Artillac Brill, Lous – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2009
The recognition of qualifications in regulated professions has a relatively long history within the EEC and EU. It begins with Sectoral Directives that were underpinned by a general aim to harmonise educational programmes so that automatic recognition could be facilitated. When harmonisation proved too challenging, the General Directives System,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recognition (Achievement), Academic Degrees, Professional Education
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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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Dekker, Truus; Feijs, Els – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2005
This article discusses some of the results of the CATCH (Classroom Assessment as a basis for Teacher Change) project. CATCH was meant to develop, apply and scale up a professional development programme designed to change teachers' instruction by helping them change their formative assessment practices. The authors focus on the analysis of three…
Descriptors: Scaling, School Districts, Teacher Improvement, Faculty Development