Using annotations to inform an understanding of achievement standards

Adie, Lenore & Willis, Jill (2014) Using annotations to inform an understanding of achievement standards. Assessment Matters, 6, pp. 112-136.

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The implementation of a new national curriculum and standards-referenced assessment in Australia has been an opportunity and a challenge for teacher assessment practices. In this case study of teachers in two Queensland schools, we explore how annotating student or exemplar assessment tasks could support teacher assessment practice. Three learning conversations between the researchers and the teacher teams are interpreted through the lens of Bernstein’s (1999) horizontal and vertical discourses to understand the complexities of coming to know an assessment standard. The study contributes to the literature on the use of annotations by exploring how teachers negotiated the purposes and processes of annotation, how annotating student work or exemplars before teaching commenced supported teachers to experience greater clarity about assessment standards and, finally, some of the tensions experienced by the teachers as they considered this practice within the practicalities of their daily work.

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ID Code: 76415
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Standards-referenced assessment, annotations, backward mapping, achievement standards, Bernstein
ISSN: 1176-7839
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 2014 New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2014 23:33
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 10:10

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