Effective Reporting for Formative Assessment: the asTTle case example

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Gavin en
dc.contributor.author O'Leary, TM en
dc.contributor.author Hattie, JAC en
dc.contributor.editor Zapata-Rivera, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-17T01:04:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780815353393 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42339 en
dc.description.abstract While speedy reporting is appreciated, there is little point in such timeliness if test reports are not well-designed and effectively communicative. Hence, this chapter describes various principles of effective report design derived from decades of empirical and theoretical research into the communication of complex information to lay readers and users of test reports. These principles have to do with (a) the utility of reports in terms of having clear purpose and explicit guidance for interpretation and subsequent action and (b) clarity of design, guidance, displays and language. These principles are illustrated in the case of the Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning (asTTle) computer software deployed in New Zealand’s schools since 2002 for teacher and school leader use. The asTTle system (now fully online with computer adaptive testing options) allows teachers to custom-create tests in reading comprehension, mathematics and writing for students in grades 4–11 in either English or Māori, the indigenous language. After score processing, the asTTle system provides a suite of reports which were field tested and for which empirical evidence exists that the reports are useful and clear. This system exploits the principles of effective reporting and leads to more effective formative assessment practices by teachers. en
dc.description.uri https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351136501/chapters/10.4324/9781351136501-9 en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.ispartof Score Reporting: Research and Applications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment en
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dc.title Effective Reporting for Formative Assessment: the asTTle case example en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4324/9781351136501-9 en
pubs.begin-page 107 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Taylor and Francis en
pubs.author-url https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=pRBqDwAAQBAJ en
pubs.end-page 125 en
pubs.place-of-publication New York en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.elements-id 650699 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Learning Development and Professional Practice en
pubs.number 8 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-21 en

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