[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100567]
Researchers A/Prof Stephen Humphry; Prof David Andrich; A/Prof Goran Lazendic; Dr Andrew Kyngdon; Mrs Dragana Surla
Brief description Over 1.2 million Australian school children participate in national and high-stakes state assessments each year. This project aims to produce improved and novel methods for assessing students using open-ended tasks so that educators can more accurately compare students’ achievements and track their progress. In turn, this will support decision makers to enable better educational outcomes. The investigators will refine a rubric used in the National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) so that Writing assessments are as accurate and comparable as possible. They will also apply methods designed to enable more accurate and comparable assessments of Australian children in areas not covered by NAPLAN such as History and The Arts.
Funding Amount 378000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects