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Fulmer, Gavin W.; Tan, Kelvin H. K.; Lee, Iris C. H. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study examines teachers' conceptions of assessment and related contextual factors at the classroom, school and national levels. A representative survey of Singaporean secondary school teachers resulted in a final sample consisting of 229 teachers from 9 secondary schools. Findings on that, teachers endorse views of assessment for school…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Context Effect
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Ratnam-Lim, Christina Tong Li; Tan, Kelvin Heng Kiat – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
Singapore's education system has often been characterised as exam-oriented. This paper describes efforts ("windmills") made by the Government to constructively respond to the "winds of change" in the education system. A committee called the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee was appointed to study and…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Implementation, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach
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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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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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Birenbaum, Menucha; Tatsuoka, Curtis; Xin, Tao – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2005
A diagnostic model for large-scale assessment was applied to TIMSS data to compare mathematics performance of eighth graders from three countries--the US, Singapore, and Israel. Compared were attribute mastery probabilities for content, skills and cognitive processes underlying students' performance on the 1999 TIMSS-R mathematics test. Also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Cultural Differences, Mathematics Tests