…Where did I lose you? Accessing the literacy demands of assessment

Kaesehagen, Colleen, Klenowski, Valentina, Funnell , Robert, & Tobias , Steve (2012) …Where did I lose you? Accessing the literacy demands of assessment. Primary and Middle Years Educator, 10(2), pp. 3-11.

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In this study we sought to find out how teachers could make assessment fairer for Indigenous students in learning mathematics, given the context of the high stakes of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Today, teachers are experiencing the full range of demands from their own students who require individual attention, through to system level expectations of improved performances for all students. Many staff experience reform fatigue with limited time for critical reflection and a reduction in support for the use and the analysis of the overwhelming amount of data that has become available in recent years. Over the past three years we worked with teachers in seven schools to gradually refine our research focus to centre on how we might best support teachers in this demanding context with the important outcome of improved teaching and learning of mathematics with particular consideration of how to respond to the cultural needs of Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) students.

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ID Code: 53491
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Assessment, pedagogy, Indigenous education, mathematics, effortful teaching, HERN
ISSN: 1447-6436
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
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 Australian Curriculum Studies Association Inc.
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2012 23:12
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 05:25

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