The tail wagging the dog? : the affect of national testing on teachers' agency

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title The tail wagging the dog? : the affect of national testing on teachers' agency
Author(s) Lange, Troels ; Meaney, Tamsin
Date 2012
Editor(s) Bergsten, Christer; Jablonka, Eva; Raman, Manya
English abstract
Australia introduced national testing in literacy and numeracy in 2008 in order to ensure that all children reached basic benchmarks. In January 2010, school results were published online, making these tests high-stakes, especially for schools likely to have poor results. In 2009, a research project was conducted on what supported and hindered teachers in a school in a low socio-economic area to take up mathematics professional development opportunities. This paper explores the impact of national testing on perceptions of teachers’ agency, particularly the constraints it imposed on taking up these opportunities.
Publisher Svensk förening för Matematikdidaktisk Forskning
Host/Issue Evaluation and comparison of mathematical achievement : dimensions and perspectives : proceedings of MADIF;8
ISBN 978-91-973934-8-5
Pages 131-140
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) mathematics education
national assessments
teacher agency
structure
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note Åttonde matematikdidaktiska forskningsseminariet med SMDF, Umeå, 24-25 januari 2012
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15449 (link to this page)
Link http://www.mai.liu.se/SMDF/madif8/ (external link to related web page)

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