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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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Brookhart, Susan M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
Studies of the use of teacher judgement for summative assessment in the USA are considered in two general categories. (1) Studies of teacher classroom summative assessment, that is, teacher grading practices, have historically and currently emphasised the lack of validity and reliability of these judgements. (2) Studies of how teacher judgement…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Grading, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Cumming, J. Joy; Dickson, Elizabeth – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability promotes equal and full participation by children in education. Equity of educational access for all students, including students with disability, free from discrimination, is the first-stated national goal of Australian education. Australian federal disability discrimination law, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Salvador, Samantha Kane; Schoeneberger, Jason; Tingle, Lynne; Algozzine, Bob – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
Oral reading fluency is a critical feature and outcome of early literacy instruction and it has amassed great attention as a powerful predictor of success at all levels of schooling. We examined relationships between second grade oral reading fluency scores and third grade end-of-grade reading achievement scores for students (N = 9562) in a large…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Emergent Literacy
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Bennett, Randy Elliot – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2011
This paper covers six interrelated issues in formative assessment (aka, "assessment for learning"). The issues concern the definition of formative assessment, the claims commonly made for its effectiveness, the limited attention given to domain considerations in its conceptualisation, the under-representation of measurement principles in…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators, Student Evaluation
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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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Hunt, E. Stephen – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2009
Both the US and European higher education systems have long histories of transatlantic cooperation, a tradition that it is important to preserve and enhance even in the context of increased competition and important systemic reforms in both North America and Europe. The Bologna Process has led to several systemic reforms in European higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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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