Exploring the relationship between large-scale literacy testing programs and classroom-based assessment: A focus on teachers accounts

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Title Exploring the relationship between large-scale literacy testing programs and classroom-based assessment: A focus on teachers accounts
Author Wyatt-Smith, Claire Maree
Journal Name Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Year Published 2000
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Abstract The launch of Australia's first National Plan for literacy and numeracy education has brought to prominence on national and state education policy agenda a particular construction of accountability dependent on rigorous testing, measurement and reporting of outcomes to systems, parents and the wider community. This paper situates current testing initiatives across the country in relation to a significant tension between different assessment goals. It then examines teachers' accounts of testing programs, as they and their students participated in them in Years 3 and 5 Queensland classrooms in 1998. The analyses focus specifically on how the teachers talked about the relationship between the testing programs and their own classroom- based assessment. The paper argues for congruence in assessment and outlines the challenges that must be addressed in order for this to be realised.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.alea.edu.au/html/publications/16/australian-journal-of-language-and-literacy
Alternative URI http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=101585;res=AEIPT
Copyright Statement Copyright 2000 Australian Literacy Educators' Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.
Volume 23 (2)
Page from 109
Page to 127
ISSN 1038-1562
Date Accessioned 2001-01-01
Language en_AU
Subject PRE2009-Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2978
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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