Data analysis skills for teachers

Smeed, Judy L. (2012) Data analysis skills for teachers. Australian Council for Educational Leaders, 1(1), pp. 1-2.


Although accountability in the form of high stakes testing is in favour in the contemporary Australian educational context, this practice remains a highly contested source of debate. Proponents for high stakes tests claim that higher standards in teaching and learning result from their implementation, whereas others believe that this type of testing regime is not required and may even in fact be counterproductive. Regardless of what side of the debate you sit on, the reality is that at present, high stakes testing appears to be here to stay. It could therefore be argued it is essential that teachers understand accountability and possess the specific skills to interpret and use test data beneficially.

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ID Code: 52805
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: data skills, teachers
ISSN: 1448-0476
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Deposited On: 02 Aug 2012 03:53
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 01:31

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