Dorman, Jeffrey P. and Waldrip, Bruce G. and Fisher, Darrell L. (2008) Using the Student Perceptions of Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ) to develop an assessment typology for science classes. Journal of Science Education, 1 (9). pp. 13-17. ISSN 0124-5481
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This article reports research conducted on students’ perceptions of assessment in science classes in Queensland and Western Australia. A specially developed instrument, the Student Perceptions of Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ) which assesses Congruence with Planned Learning, Authenticity, Student Consultation, Transparency, and Diversity was used to collect data from 3,055 students. Hierarchical cluster analysis resulted in a four cluster solution being accepted. While one cluster of 799 students held positive perceptions of assessment, another cluster of 640 students held negative views. The SPAQ allows for a greater focus on classroom-based perceptions of assessment rather than crude external accountability measures that decontextualise classroom assessment.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||student perception, assessment, science secondary, SPAQ,|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330203 Curriculum Studies - Science Education|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement|
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2010 14:04|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2011 13:08|
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