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Sustaining teacher professionalism in the context of standards referenced assessment reform

Klenowski, Valentina (2012) Sustaining teacher professionalism in the context of standards referenced assessment reform. In Luke, Allan, Woods, Annette, & Weir, Katie (Eds.) Curriculum, Syllabus Design and Equity : A Primer and Model. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, New York, London, pp. 88-102.

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    Abstract

    Standards referenced reform, tied to reporting, engages directly with assessment issues related to accountability. Assessment is the key to good education and is inseparable from curriculum. In an accountability context, standards are used as a lever to improve the reliability and consistency of teacher judgement; and classroom evidence is used by education systems for reporting and tracking achievement over time. Assessment is thus a powerful driver for change and is at the heart of the teaching-learning dynamic. The relationship between the learner, learning and assessment needs to be kept central and the idea of teacher empowerment is fundamental. This chapter is a call to honour and sustain teacher professionalism through educative forms of school-based and teacher-led evaluation, assessment and communities of judgement practice. It supports the argument for a central place for classroom assessment in the role of assessment in educational accountability...

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    ID Code: 52650
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: teacher assessment, moderation, equity, policy reform, Standards, accountability, teacher assessment
    ISBN: 9780415803205
    Subjects: 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)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Deposited On: 06 Sep 2012 12:46
    Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 04:58

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