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Using national numeracy testing to benefit Indigenous students : case studies of teachers taking back control of outcomes

Baturo, Annette R., Cooper, Thomas J., Michaelson, Matthew T., & Stevenson, Jessica J. (2008) Using national numeracy testing to benefit Indigenous students : case studies of teachers taking back control of outcomes. In 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, June 28 - July 01, 2008, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the disempowering nature of government Years 3, 5, and 7 testing, notably the Aspects of Numeracy testing undertaken in Queensland by the Queensland Studies Authority, in relation to teachers of Indigenous students. It describes a Deadly Maths project with four far North Queensland regional schools with Indigenous students to take back control of outcomes by empowering the teachers to be able to undertake their own analyses of the Aspects of Numeracy tests and use them for immediate remedial/intervention programs. It describes students' and teachers' perceptions of the tests and teachers' reactions to the project, indicating difficulties in overcoming teacher resistance and reporting success for teachers who did take back some control.

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ID Code: 14622
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Years 3, 5, and 7 testing, government numeracy testing, Queensland Studies Authority, teachers of Indigenous students, regional schools, Indigenous students, empowering teachers, remedial/intervention programs, student perceptions, assessment evaluation, teacher perceptions
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 14:55

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