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.