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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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Koomen, Marten; Zoanetti, Nathan – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Education systems are increasingly being called upon to implement new technology-based assessment systems that generate efficiencies, better meet changing stakeholder expectations, or fulfil new assessment purposes. These assessment systems require coordinated organisational effort to implement and can be expensive in time, skill and other…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Edwards, Frances – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Teachers require specialised assessment knowledge and skills in order to effectively assess student learning. These knowledge and skills develop over time through ongoing teacher learning and experiences. The first part of this paper presents a Summative Assessment Literacy Rubric (SALRubric) constructed to track the development of secondary…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Mottier Lopez, Lucie; Pasquini, Raphaël – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
This article describes two collaborative research projects whose common goal was to explore the potential role of professional controversies in building teachers' summative assessment capacity. In the first project, upper primary teachers were encouraged to compare their practices through a form of social moderation, without prior instructor input…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Summative Evaluation, Capacity Building, Elementary School Teachers
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Lysaght, Zita; O'Leary, Michael – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Exploiting the potential that Assessment for Learning (AfL) offers to optimise student learning is contingent on both teachers' knowledge and use of AfL and the fidelity with which this translates into their daily classroom practices. Quantitative data derived from the use of an Assessment for Learning Audit Instrument (AfLAI) with a large sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Accountability, Audits (Verification)
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Wyatt-Smith, Claire; Alexander, Colette; Fishburn, Deanne; McMahon, Paula – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Teacher education is a hotly debated policy area in higher education and schooling portfolios, with increasing emphasis on standards and accountability. It is in this environment that "The Standards Project" (2013-2015) presented in this article began. It has at its core a three-part commitment: first, to undertake a comprehensive audit…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Klein, Joseph – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
The purpose of the research is to investigate the behaviour of school personnel under two assessment-reporting conditions and school functioning when faced with the choice of excelling in high-stakes tests or catering to local educational needs. The functioning of 60 schools was compared in terms of their preparation for high-risk external tests…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, High Stakes Tests, School Personnel, Educational Needs
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Hondrich, Annika Lena; Hertel, Silke; Adl-Amini, Katja; Klieme, Eckhard – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
The implementation of formative assessment strategies is challenging for teachers. We evaluated teachers' implementation fidelity of a curriculum-embedded formative assessment programme for primary school science education, investigating both material-supported, direct application and subsequent transfer. Furthermore, the relationship between…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Formative Evaluation, Program Implementation, Fidelity
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Jonsson, Anders; Lundahl, Christian; Holmgren, Anders – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
This study reports on a large-scale implementation of Assessment for Learning (AfL) in a Swedish municipality. The implementation was founded on two principles: (1) teaching should be informed by educational research; (2) to be successful teachers' professional development needs to be based in everyday classroom practice. From these principles,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Educational Research, Instructional Innovation
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McMahon, Suzanne; Jones, Ian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
We report one teacher's response to a top-down shift from external examinations to internal teacher assessment for summative purposes in the Republic of Ireland. The teacher adopted a comparative judgement approach to the assessment of secondary students' understanding of a chemistry experiment. The aims of the research were to investigate whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Summative Evaluation
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Panadero, Ernesto; Romero, Margarida – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of situations in which self-assessment was conducted using rubrics and situations in which no specific self-assessment tool was used. Two hundred and eighteen third-year pre-service teachers were assigned to either non-rubric or rubric self-assessment for designing a conceptual map. They then…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Management, Performance, Self Efficacy
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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