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Bourke, Roseanna; Mentis, Mandia – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Teachers committed to inclusive education have the potential to revolutionise pedagogical and assessment practices within regular classrooms simply because students with high needs challenge traditional assumptions about what it means "to learn" and "to assess". This creates opportunities for teachers to find creative ways to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Assessment, Special Needs Students
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Sun, Youyi; Cheng, Liying – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
This study explores the meaning Chinese secondary school English language teachers associate with the grades they assign to their students, and the value judgements they make in grading. A questionnaire was issued to 350 junior and senior school English language teachers in China. The questionnaire data were analysed both quantitatively and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grading, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers
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Chen, Qiuxian; May, Lyn; Klenowski, Val; Kettle, Margaret – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
The "College English Curriculum Requirements," announced by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2007, recommended the inclusion of formative assessment into the existing summative assessment framework of College English. This policy had the potential to fundamentally change the nature of assessment and its role in the teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Gu, Peter Yongqi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
The Chinese authorities have spelt out their educational vision in a series of documents and provided explicit guidelines in terms of curriculum and assessment. How are these policy visions and curriculum standards translated into the classroom practices of the teacher? This paper tries to answer this question by looking into one teacher's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Isaacs, Tina – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
New York State has had a statewide curriculum-based external exit examinations system since 1877, governed and regulated by its board of Regents. Regents examinations originally served to guarantee that high school graduates were prepared to enter university; other, local examinations were available to the non-college bound. The Regents…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Curriculum Based Assessment, Measurement, High School Graduates
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Zhang, Ying; Elder, Catherine – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
This study investigates the impact of raters' language background on their judgements of the speaking performance in the College English Test-Spoken English Test (CET-SET) of China, by comparing the rating patterns of non-native English-speaking (NNES) teacher raters, who are currently employed to assess performance on the CET-SET, with those of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Native Speakers, English
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Qian, David D. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
In recent years, school-based assessment (SBA) has been incorporated into the English Language subject of a traditional high-stakes public examination, the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. As reactions from various stakeholder groups have been mixed, it was necessary to review this new practice. This paper reports on a study of 33…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Segev, Elad; Cahan, Sorel – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Selection to programmes for gifted students in Israel, performed in the second grade, relies on raw ability and achievement test scores, irrespective of age, thereby ignoring the well-known effect of within-grade age differences on test scores. Employing the entire cohort of third graders of legal age (67,366 students, 1.4% of whom were enrolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Academically Gifted, Special Education
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Räisänen, Anu; Räkköläinen, Mari – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
This article provides an outline and critical review of assessment, an evaluation of learning outcomes, in vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. Assessment of VET is formative, development-orientated and criteria-based. There are no national tests and information from vocational skills demonstrations is used instead. Assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education
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Gebril, Atta; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Egypt is currently attempting to introduce a greater formative use of assessment while maintaining a public examination system. This study investigates teacher beliefs about the purposes of assessment in Egypt, using the Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment (TCoA) inventory. The TCoA inventory elicits responses about four main factors: Improvement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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DiDonato-Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Krause, Emily S. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
We investigated if instruction on a Table of Specifications (TOS) would influence the quality of classroom test construction. Results should prove informative for educational researchers, teacher educators, and practising teachers interested in evidenced-based strategies that may improve assessment-related practices. Fifty-three college…
Descriptors: Teacher Made Tests, Test Construction, Tables (Data), Alignment (Education)
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Pishghadam, Reza; Adamson, Bob; Sadafian, Shaghayegh Shayesteh; Kan, Flora L. F. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Teacher burnout is an important phenomenon that affects the education system and society as a whole. Assessment represents a form of stress for teachers, and this study explores the association between teachers' assessment-related beliefs and their burnout level. To this end, the Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment (TCoA) inventory along with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Student Evaluation, Language Teachers
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Zhan, Ying; Andrews, Stephen – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
There is still limited understanding of the impact of high-stakes examinations on students' out-of-class learning. The current study attempts to fill this research gap by addressing this issue in the context of tertiary education in Mainland China. The study examines how far the revised College English Test Band 4 (CET-4) actually influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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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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