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Brown, Gavin; Harris, Lois – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Student beliefs about assessment may vary according to the level of schooling. The "Students Conceptions of Assessment" version 6 (SCoA-VI) inventory elicits attitudes towards four beliefs (assessment: improves teaching and learning, measures external factors, has affective impact/benefit, is irrelevant). Using multi-group confirmatory…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Lake, Robert; Matters, Gabrielle – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
Background: Two major conceptions of learning exist: reproducing new material and transforming material to make meaning. Teachers' understandings of what learning is probably influence their teaching practices and student academic performance. Aims: To validate a short scale derived from Tait, Entwistle, & McCune's (1998) ASSIST inventory and…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Hirschfield, Gerrit H. F. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
A study of New Zealand secondary school students using four self-report inventories of conceptions of assessment found four robust independent measurement models. Four structural models mapped the conceptions of assessment to mathematics achievement taking into account student ethnicity and student sex. The conceptions that assessment makes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Miyahara, Motohide; Clarkson, Jenny – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The concurrent validity of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's Health and Physical Education Assessment (HPEA) (Crooks & Flockton, 1999) was examined with the respective items from the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Henderson & Sugden, 2000) and the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (Bruininks, 1978) on manual…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Validity, Foreign Countries, Motor Development