Qualitative Assessment Practices

Impact of Developmentally-based Qualitative Assessment Practices in English, Mathematics, and Science on School Policies, Classroom Instruction, and Teacher Knowledge

Chief Investigators: Prof JE Pegg; Dr DJ Baxter; Ms RA Callingham; Dr DL Panizzon; Dr MD Bruniges; Dr PK Brock

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Other Universities: Flinders University, University of Tasmania

Partner Organisation: NSW Department of Education and Training

This project aims to investigate and analyse issues concerning qualitative assessment techniques that measure students' understandings in English, Mathematics and Science, Years 7 to 10, in Government Schools in NSW. The significance lies in the advice that will be provided to school systems, subject departments and teachers on how assessment information can improve the learning environment for students. Expected outcomes include details on how to utilise qualitative and quantitative assessment practices; detailed longitudinal analyses of teacher growth and perceptions as a result of using theoretically-based assessment practices within the social context of NSW classrooms.