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Assessment Matters 4: 2012

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Author(s): Mary Hill

Assessment Matters 4 explores questions of assessment practice and how assessment practices known to support learning might be facilitated. Articles discuss:

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Author(s): Christopher DeLuca, King Luu, Youyi Sun and Don A. Klinger

Assessment for learning (AfL) has been touted as one of the most promising pedagogical approaches for enhancing student learning. Research suggests that engaging students in AfL helps to improve...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins and Sally Robertson

This article uses Wenger’s (1998) theory of communities of practice as a framework to describe the complexities of moderation processes when these processes are intended to support teacher...

Author(s): Jenny Poskitt and Kerry Mitchell

Central to New Zealand National Standards is the concept of overall teacher judgements (OTJs). This paper examines the concepts of OTJs and standards through international literature and...

Author(s): Jeffrey K. Smith, Alison Gilmore, David Berg, Lisa F. Smith and Madgerie Jameson-Charles

The characteristics of performance tasks that make them appealing to students in a low-stakes environment were investigated with data from the National Education Monitoring Project (...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

Recent changes to New Zealand’s senior secondary school qualifications include the introduction of standards that allow students to demonstrate evidence of competency in literacy and...

Author(s): Missy Morton, Trish McMenamin, Geoff Moore and Sue Molloy

This paper suggests The New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars for Learners with Special Education Needs and the accompanying booklet, Narrative Assessment: A Guide for...

Author(s): Lester Flockton

Directions for Assessment in New Zealand (DANZ), published in March 2009, was written to provide strategic advice to the Ministry of Education to guide and inform the design...