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Discrepancies between standardised testing and teacher judgements in an australian primary school context. (English)
Math. Teach. Educ. Dev. 17, No. 1, 62-75 (2015).
Summary: This study compares the judgments that teachers make on their students’ mathematics achievement with results taken from Australia’s National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Using a sample of 2144 students, drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), the study develops two regression models: one with teacher ratings of achievement as the outcome variable, and the other with NAPLAN numeracy results as the outcome. A number of individual and environmental factors are then regressed onto these outcome variables, and the magnitudes of their effects are compared. The results indicate a consistency between teachers’ judgements and NAPLAN test results, except for students with special needs, where a significant discrepancy exists. Implications of these results are discussed.
Classification: D60
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