National Testing in Schools: An Australian assessment

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Bob Lingard, Greg Thompson, Sam Sellar
Routledge, Nov 6, 2015 - Education - 238 pages

Over the last two decades, large-scale national, or provincial, standardised testing has become prominent in the schools of many countries around the globe. National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment draws on research to consider the nature of national testing and its multiple effects, including:

  • media responses and constructions such as league tables of performance
  • pressures within school systems and on schools
  • effects on the work and identities of principals and teachers
  • and impacts on the experience of schooling for many young people, including those least advantaged.

Using Australia as the case site for global concerns regarding national testing, this book will be an invaluable companion for education researchers, teacher educators, teacher education students and teachers globally.

 

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Contents

List of figures
What national testing data can tell
The performative politics of NAPLAN and MySchool
Questioning the validity of the multiple uses of NAPLAN data
teacher perceptions of
Contesting and capitalising on NAPLAN
Understanding the politics of categories in reporting national test
the collateral damage
Exploring childrens lived experiences of NAPLAN
exploring representations
balancing different
evolving national testing
Index

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About the author (2015)

Bob Lingard is a Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Greg Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Murdoch University, Australia.

Sam Sellar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia.

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