Accountability assessment's effects on teachers and schools
Nichols, S. L & Harris, L. (2016). Accountability assessment's effects on teachers and schools. G. T. L. Brown, L. R. Harris. Handbook of human and social conditions in assessment 40-56. United States of America: Routledge. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315749136
This chapter focuses on the role of student involvement in assessment to better understand the relationship between assessment and self-regulation. Specifically, it examines what configurations of assessment, task, and learner characteristics are helpful to foster student self-regulation. While models of self-regulation differ in significant ways, for the purposes of this discussion we will reference Zimmerman's model; however, one could certainly use a different theoretical model of self-regulation to examine these relations. Before discussing the relation between participation in assessment and its effects on self-regulation, it is important to take into account how self-regulation is measured and what analyses, if any, are conducted to demonstrate this relation. Given the tenuous and conditional nature of the relation between participating in assessment and self-regulation, we suggest some directions for future research that more systematically investigates these multidimensional relations.
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