National Testing: Pitfalls and Promises—the NZ Perspective

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dc.contributor.editor Yang, XD en
dc.contributor.editor Huang, XR en 2016-06-19T23:48:24Z en 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
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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
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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 en
pubs.end-page 11 en Shanghai, China en
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pubs.elements-id 488228 en Education and Social Work en Learning Development and Professional Practice en
pubs.number 1 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-06-08 en

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