How do preservice teacher education students move from novice to expert assessors?

Grainger, Peter R. & Adie, Lenore (2014) How do preservice teacher education students move from novice to expert assessors? Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(7), pp. 89-105.

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Abstract

Despite the acknowledged importance of assessment in education, there has been minimal research into the preparation of preservice teachers for the important role of involving preservice teachers in marking, grading, moderating and providing feedback on student work. This article reports on a pilot project in which preservice teachers participated in an ongoing peer assessment and social moderation process in a dedicated course on assessment. The purpose of the project was to investigate specific ways in which key assessment processes can be effectively taught to preservice teachers. The research involved 96 preservice teachers who completed a Likert scale survey and free text responses to set questions. The results indicated that while preservice teachers valued the process, continual opportunities to learn the nature and purpose of essential assessment practices related to marking, grading, moderating and providing feedback are necessary to graduate competent and work-ready assessors.

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ID Code: 75069
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: teacher education, assessment, moderation, criteria sheets, feedback, higher education, HERN
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n7.9
ISSN: 1835517X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The authors
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2014 04:13
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 22:53

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