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Kyriakides, Leonidas – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper argues for an expanded conception of test validity, in which teachers, as end-users of tests, contribute a distinctive perspective on validity, referred to as inferential validity. It also offers a methodology that could be adopted in order to subject this dimension of validity to scrutiny. An investigation conducted into the meanings…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Achievement Tests
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Bonnet, Gerard – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
Given the new European institutional environment for education and training, policy and methodology for evaluation have become closely interwoven and stakes have been raised. This emerging situation calls for a robust reappraisal of existing comparative evaluation data and systems in the light of the perceived needs of European countries and of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
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Gvirtz, Silvina; Larripa, Silvina – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This article aims at displaying the main characteristics of the national evaluation system in Argentina based on the general framework of creation and development of national mechanisms for the evaluation of education in Latin America. The hypothesis for this study is that the creation and characteristics adopted by national systems of evaluation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Baird, Jo-Anne; Greatorex, Jackie; Bell, John F. – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
Marking reliability is purported to be produced by having an effective community of practice. No experimental research has been identified which attempts to verify empirically the aspects of a community of practice that have been observed to produce marking reliability. This research outlines what that community of practice might entail and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Interrater Reliability
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Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Claxton, Guy – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper reports the initial results of a study that was designed to develop and test an instrument that could identify the elements of an individual's capacity for lifelong learning. We anticipated that the components of this capacity would include a complex mix of dispositions, lived experiences, social relations, values, attitudes and beliefs…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Lifelong Learning, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Grimley, Michael; Morris, Sue; Rayner, Stephen; Riding, Richard – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper reports the construction of a teacher rating instrument designed to monitor the social and emotional development of school age children and young people (4-17 years). The instrument was developed by reviewing previously implemented checklists to build an extensive list of behavioural and emotional criteria and through the use of focus…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Students, Student Behavior, Student Development
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Brown, Gavin T. L. – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
Teachers' conceptions of assessment can be understood in terms of their agreement or disagreement with four purposes to which assessment may be put, specifically, (a) improvement of teaching and learning, (b) school accountability, (c) student accountability, or (d) treating assessment as irrelevant. A 50-item Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Questionnaires
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Goldstein, Harvey – Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper raises some methodological concerns about the conduct, analysis and interpretation of results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. While in many respects PISA represents an advance on previous attempts at international comparative assessment studies, it retains certain problematic aspects. The article…
Descriptors: International Studies, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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