University of Melbourne,
Australia Assessment Research Centre
REASONS I’M A MEMBER OF THE TEAM:
Research on use of formative assessment at large scale in Australia.
TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
The Multiple Functions of Large Scale Data in Education
Analysis of large scale assessment data gathered from over 40,000 students in Victoria, Australia, has shown interesting and concerning patterns in differential student growth across groups of students located at different points in the student distribution. In the first instance the data were gathered as part of a program in which teachers’ use of student assessment data in literacy, numeracy and problem solving is the focus. In the program, teachers are guided to focus on appropriate targeting of tests to students so that they can obtain maximum information about the student. This information is then used by the teacher to target instruction also. The analyses have demonstrated that students appear to move more reliably up a developmental progression if they are not in the top 25% of the distribution. Implications of this study will be discussed.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY WORK:
Citation – Please refer to information and materials available on this website, in this way:
Fifth International Symposium on Assessment for Learning (April, 2014).
Website International Symposium on Classroom Assessment.
Accessed at: http://assessment4learning.com/
Slides used: Australian group presentation
Ⓒ2014 Jill Willis, Lenore Adie, Vince Geiger, Esther Care, and Joy Cumming