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Conference Paper: The persistence of vision: an analysis of continuity and change in conceptions of assessment within a teacher education program

TitleThe persistence of vision: an analysis of continuity and change in conceptions of assessment within a teacher education program
Authors
KeywordsAssessment literacy
Conceptions of assessment
Teacher education
Issue Date2011
PublisherIAEA.
Citation
The 37th Annual Conference of the International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA 2011), Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 23-28 October 2011. How to Cite?
AbstractThere is a significant and growing body of research that indicates teachers’ conceptions of assessment affect their professional relationship to and literacy in assessment. This study examines how a graduate-level course on educational assessment influenced the beliefs, values, and attitudes (i.e., conceptions) held by a small but diverse sample of New York City pre-service and practicing teachers about the nature and purpose of assessment. This study employed a qualitative, phenomenographic approach to establish an understanding of the systematic variations and consistencies in how participants experienced and understood assessment as teachers and as students. The prevailing conception of assessment participants had was negative. Although other conceptual categories emerged and developed between pre-and post-course interviews, this negative conception of assessment remained dominant in both pre- and postcourse interview sets, especially among practicing teachers. Both pre-service and practicing teachers indicated that assessment played a powerful role in personal history and pedagogy. The course appeared to be successful in contributing to teachers’ knowledge about assessment, but attitudes towards assessment remained largely unchanged and negative. The implications for assessment literacy, teacher education and practice posed by this disparity between change in knowledge and persistence in conceptions are explored.
DescriptionConference Theme: Assessment and the Challenge of Globalization
Session 4 - Palawan 3
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161216

 

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dc.contributor.authorDeneen, CCen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, GTLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T07:09:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T07:09:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 37th Annual Conference of the International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA 2011), Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 23-28 October 2011.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161216-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Assessment and the Challenge of Globalization-
dc.descriptionSession 4 - Palawan 3-
dc.description.abstractThere is a significant and growing body of research that indicates teachers’ conceptions of assessment affect their professional relationship to and literacy in assessment. This study examines how a graduate-level course on educational assessment influenced the beliefs, values, and attitudes (i.e., conceptions) held by a small but diverse sample of New York City pre-service and practicing teachers about the nature and purpose of assessment. This study employed a qualitative, phenomenographic approach to establish an understanding of the systematic variations and consistencies in how participants experienced and understood assessment as teachers and as students. The prevailing conception of assessment participants had was negative. Although other conceptual categories emerged and developed between pre-and post-course interviews, this negative conception of assessment remained dominant in both pre- and postcourse interview sets, especially among practicing teachers. Both pre-service and practicing teachers indicated that assessment played a powerful role in personal history and pedagogy. The course appeared to be successful in contributing to teachers’ knowledge about assessment, but attitudes towards assessment remained largely unchanged and negative. The implications for assessment literacy, teacher education and practice posed by this disparity between change in knowledge and persistence in conceptions are explored.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherIAEA.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAnnual Conference of the International Association of Educational Assessment, IAEA 2011en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAssessment literacy-
dc.subjectConceptions of assessment-
dc.subjectTeacher education-
dc.titleThe persistence of vision: an analysis of continuity and change in conceptions of assessment within a teacher education programen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailDeneen, CC: deneen@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityDeneen, CC=rp01548en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros203900en_US
dc.description.otherThe 37th Annual Conference of the International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA 2011), Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 23-28 October 2011.-

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