Competence, confidence and opportunity of early career secondary teachers to create effective summative assessment

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Brownlie, Nicole. 2023. Competence, confidence and opportunity of early career secondary teachers to create effective summative assessment. PhD by Publication Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/z61zv
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Competence, confidence and opportunity of early career secondary teachers to create effective summative assessment

TypePhD by Publication
AuthorsBrownlie, Nicole
Supervisor
1. FirstProf Luke van der Laan
2. SecondDr Katie Burke
3. ThirdAngela Murphy
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages322
Year2023
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/z61zv
Abstract

One of a secondary school teacher’s most complicated roles is that of creating summative assessment. With the absence of specific training in summative assessment creation in initial teacher education programs since the introduction of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in 2011, a gap has emerged in the profession's expectations. This research delves into the complex role of early career teachers in Queensland in creating summative assessment, ultimately proposing a model for professional learning to support those embarking on their teaching journey. Employing an exploratory quantitative survey with 116 teacher respondents, the thesis consists of four papers: a systematic literature review defining quality indicators for effective teacher created summative assessment, a conceptual paper presenting a proposed framework, an exploratory factor analysis validating the conceptual framework, and analysis of survey results. The findings reveal that effective summative assessment exhibits high levels of validity, reliability, fairness, authenticity, and flexibility. Additionally, a practice framework emphasising an iterative process involving increasing Competence (knowledge and skills), Confidence and Opportunities (to create, reflect, learn and plan) is conceptualised. Teachers prefer this process to occur within their context, under the mentorship of experienced colleagues. The study contributes to theory by providing a set of quality indicators for the creation of effective summative assessment, and a practice framework for the improvement of teacher-created summative assessment.

Keywordssummative assessment; early career teachers; professional development; secondary education; quantitative
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390402. Education assessment and evaluation
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
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Quality indicators of effective teacher-created summative assessment
Brownlie, Nicole, Burke, Katie and van der Laan, Luke. 2024. "Quality indicators of effective teacher-created summative assessment ." Quality Assurance in Education. 32 (1), pp. 30-45. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-04-2023-0062
Effective teacher-created summative assessment survey results
Brownlie, Nicole, Burke, Katie and van der Laan, Luke. 2023. Effective teacher-created summative assessment survey results. G407.
Capacity and opportunity in creating effective summative assessment: The practice based perceptions of early career teachers in Queensland
Brownlie, Nicole, van der Laan, Luke and Burke, Katie. 2021. "Capacity and opportunity in creating effective summative assessment: The practice based perceptions of early career teachers in Queensland." 43rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference (HERDSA 2021). Brisbane, Australia 07 - 10 Jul 2021 Australia.
Capacity and opportunity in creating effective summative assessment: the the practice-based perceptions of early career teachers in Queensland
Brownlie, Nicole, Burke, Katie and van der Laan, Luke. 2021. "Capacity and opportunity in creating effective summative assessment: the the practice-based perceptions of early career teachers in Queensland." 43rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference (HERDSA 2021). Brisbane, Australia 07 - 10 Jul 2021 Australia.