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Using student perceptions of assessment questionnaire (SPAQ) to develop an assessment typology fr science classes

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Dorman, JP and Waldrip, BG and Fisher, DL, Using student perceptions of assessment questionnaire (SPAQ) to develop an assessment typology fr science classes, Journal of Science Education, 9, (1) pp. 13-17. ISSN 0124-5481 (2008) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This article reports research conducted on students' perceptions of assessment in science classes in Queensland and Western Australia. A specially developed instrument, the Student Perceptions of Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ) which assesses Congruence with Planned Learning, Authenticity, Student Consultation, Transparency, and Diversity was used to collect data from 3,055 students. Hierarchical cluster analysis resulted in a four cluster solution being accepted. While one cluster of 799 students held positive perceptions of assessment, another cluster of 640 students held negative views. The SPAQ allows for a greater focus on classroom-based perceptions of assessment rather than crude external accountability measures that decontextualise classroom assessment

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Secondary Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Achievement
Author:Waldrip, BG (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
ID Code:95163
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-09-25
Last Modified:2014-12-24
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