Discrepancies between standardised testing and teacher judgements in an Australian primary school context

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Carmichael, Colin. 2015. "Discrepancies between standardised testing and teacher judgements in an Australian primary school context." Mathematics Teacher Education and Development. 17 (1), pp. 62-75.
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Discrepancies between standardised testing and teacher judgements in an Australian primary school context

ERA Journal ID20499
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorCarmichael, Colin
Journal TitleMathematics Teacher Education and Development
Journal Citation17 (1), pp. 62-75
Number of Pages14
Year2015
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1442-3901
Web Address (URL)http://www.merga.net.au/node/42
Abstract

This study compares the judgments that teachers make on their students' mathematics achievement with results taken from Australia's National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Using a sample of 2144 students, drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), the study develops two regression models: one with teacher ratings of achievement as the outcome variable, and the other with NAPLAN numeracy results as the outcome. A number of individual and environmental factors are then regressed onto these outcome variables, and the magnitudes of their effects are compared. The results indicate a consistency between teachers’ judgements and NAPLAN test results, except for students with special needs, where a significant discrepancy exists. Implications of these results are discussed.

Keywordsassessment, NAPLAN, primary school mathematics, teacher bias
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsOpen Access College
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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