National Testing: Pitfalls and Promises—the NZ Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Gavin en
dc.contributor.editor Yang, XD en
dc.contributor.editor Huang, XR en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-19T23:48:24Z en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation Achievement Assessment in an Educational Reform Era 教育改革时代的学业测量与评价, 2013, pp. 3 - 11 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9787567509290 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29127 en
dc.description.abstract Tests and examinations are frequently used to evaluate both students and schools/teachers. This is easily done and intuitive—good schools produce students who do well on examinations. However, there are problems with this simplistic approach. Tests and examinations generally report achievement using total scores (often percentages or letter grades) that are used to determine how well a candidate did compared to others. Unfortunately, this information does not help teachers, students, parents, or even employers determine the strengths and weaknesses of a learner or what the next thing to learn is. Clearly, assessments must provide richer diagnostic information so as to contribute to the improvement agenda. In New Zealand, there is wide-spread use of tests for improvement rather than evaluation or certification within a context that prioritises assessment for learning. This paper will illustrate the New Zealand approach by focusing on the Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning system which was designed at the University of Auckland as a means of informing teachers and school leaders in Years 5 to 12 about which children needed to be taught which part of reading, writing, or mathematics curriculum. en
dc.description.uri http://lib.pte.sh.cn/opac/book/2116491?globalSearchWay= en
dc.publisher East China Normal University Press (ECNUP) en
dc.relation.ispartof Achievement Assessment in an Educational Reform Era 教育改革时代的学业测量与评价 en
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dc.title National Testing: Pitfalls and Promises—the NZ Perspective en
dc.type Book Item en
pubs.begin-page 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: East China Normal University Press (ECNUP) en
pubs.author-url https://www.amazon.cn/%E5%9B%BE%E4%B9%A6/dp/B00GBVQJ20 en
pubs.end-page 11 en
pubs.place-of-publication Shanghai, China en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 488228 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Learning Development and Professional Practice en
pubs.number 1 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-06-08 en


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