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Teachers' perceptions of the factors influencing their engagement with statistical reports on student achievement data

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Pierce, R and Chick, H and Gordon, I, Teachers' perceptions of the factors influencing their engagement with statistical reports on student achievement data, Australian Journal of Education, 57, (3) pp. 237-255. ISSN 0004-9441 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0004944113496176

Abstract

In Australia, as in other countries, school students participate in national literacy and numeracy testing with the resulting reports being sent to teachers and school administrators. In this study, the Theory of Planned Behaviour provides a framework for examining teachers’ perceptions of factors influencing their intention to engage with these data. Most teachers perceived the data to be useful, but there were some negatively held views. For both primary and secondary teachers, males were more positive and had weaker perceptions of barriers to their use of data from system reports compared to females. Teachers who had studied statistics at the post-secondary level and/or attended relevant professional learning generally felt more capable of using the data, and senior teachers and principals were more favourably disposed to using these kinds of statistical reports. Many teachers had concerns about the timeliness of the data’s release and the effort required to interpret them.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aAttitudes, behavioural change, factor analysis, national competency tests, statistics, teachers
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:School/Institution Policies and Development
Author:Chick, H (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:87657
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-11-29
Last Modified:2014-05-02
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