A Web-based model for developing assessment literacy of secondary in-service teachers

Ya Ching Fan, Tzu Hua Wang, Kuo Hua Wang

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1740
Number of pages14
JournalComputers and Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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