Testing for accountability

Smeed, Judy L. (2010) Testing for accountability. Tricks of the Trade, 17(3), pp. 28-29.

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Current graduates in education are entering a very different profession to the one in which most of their “baby-boomer” colleagues started. It is a profession in which accountability and national high-stakes testing (e.g. NAPLAN) have become catch-cries, and where the interpretation and use of educational data is an additional challenge. This has led to schools focusing on performance, and teachers now have to analyse test data and apply the findings to their teaching.

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ID Code: 39013
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1444-1284
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 06 Dec 2010 01:11
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:21

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