A case for addressing the literacy demands of student assessment

Hipwell, Pat & Klenowski, Valentina (2011) A case for addressing the literacy demands of student assessment. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 34(2), pp. 127-146.

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The development and implementation of the Australian Curriculum together with national testing of students and the publication of school results place new demands on teachers. In this article we address the importance of teachers becoming attuned to the silent assessors in assessment generally and in the National Literacy and Numeracy Program (NAPLAN) more specifically. Using the concept of literacies, we develop a method to conduct a literacy audit of assessment tasks that teachers can use to help both themselves and their students. Providing assistance to students as a consequence of such an audit is imperative to improve the outcomes for students and to address issues of equity.

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ID Code: 43593
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Literacy demands, assessment, NAPLAN, high-stakes testing, HERN
ISSN: 1038-1562
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 02 Aug 2011 06:06
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 12:35

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