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A Web-based model for developing assessment literacy of secondary in-service teachers
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Computers & Education Volume 57, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This research investigates the effect of a web-based model, named ‘Practicing, Reflecting, and Revising with Web-based Assessment and Test Analysis system (P2R-WATA) Assessment Literacy Development Model,’ on enhancing assessment knowledge and perspectives of secondary in-service teachers, and adopts a single group experimental research design. The WATA system provides teachers with personalized learning resources and situated environment to practice assembling, administering tests on-line, and appraising test-related statistical information to reflect and revise test items. The sample consisted of forty-seven secondary in-service mathematics and science teachers in a summer program for 36 h within six weeks. This research collects and analyzes quantitative data, including the pre-test and post-test of teachers’ knowledge and perspectives on assessment. The major results generally confirm the effectiveness of P2R-WATA model. Firstly, the assessment knowledge of the participants has improved after training, especially for teachers with low-level prior knowledge. Secondly, the findings also reveal that there is a significant improvement on teachers’ assessment perspectives.

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Fan, Y.C., Wang, T.H. & Wang, K.H. (2011). A Web-based model for developing assessment literacy of secondary in-service teachers. Computers & Education, 57(2), 1727-1740. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 2, 2022 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2011.03.006

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