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Identifying exemplary science teachers through their students' perceptions of the assessment process

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Waldrip, BG and Fisher, DL and Dorman, J, Identifying exemplary science teachers through their students' perceptions of the assessment process, Research in Science and Technological Education, 27, (1) pp. 117-129. ISSN 0263-5143 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/02635140802658958

Abstract

This paper reports on part of a large-scale study aimed at examining studentsí perceptions of assessment. This paper will report on a study utilising mixed methodology in 150 Australian middle school classrooms. The purpose of the study described in this paper was to use the Studentsí Perceptions of Assessment Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (SPAQ) to identify and describe exemplary science teachers. With a sample of over 3000 science students, the reliability of the SPAQ scales ranged from 0.62 to 0.82. The exemplary teachers were identified as those whose studentsí perceptions were more than one standard deviation above the mean on three of the five scales of Congruence with planned learning, Transparency, Authenticity, Student consultation, and Diversity. The construct validity of the SPAQ to identify these exemplary teachers was confirmed through interviews with students and these views are reported in the article.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Achievement
Author:Waldrip, BG (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
ID Code:95155
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-09-25
Last Modified:2014-12-21
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