Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
13Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Attitudes of Children and Parents to Science Testing and Assessment

Attitudes of Children and Parents to Science Testing and Assessment

Ratings: (0)|Views: 234 |Likes:
Published by Wellcome Trust
This research report was commissioned by the Trust in January 2009 to provide information on parents' and pupils' views of testing and assessment in science at Key Stage 2 (year 6, aged 10-11). The report is the first to look at the attitudes and concerns of children and parents on the way science is assessed in primary school. Around 1000 school children in England and Wales took part in the survey, which was designed with the involvement of children themselves in collaboration with researchers from Queen’s University Belfast.

According to the findings, the vast majority of children surveyed found science assessment useful and liked to know how well they were performing. However most preferred the use of end-of-topic testing and investigations to assess their performance, rather than SATs testing. This is a valuable opportunity to use research evidence to inform policy discussions and decisions, as well as informing any future work by the Trust related to assessment.
This research report was commissioned by the Trust in January 2009 to provide information on parents' and pupils' views of testing and assessment in science at Key Stage 2 (year 6, aged 10-11). The report is the first to look at the attitudes and concerns of children and parents on the way science is assessed in primary school. Around 1000 school children in England and Wales took part in the survey, which was designed with the involvement of children themselves in collaboration with researchers from Queen’s University Belfast.

According to the findings, the vast majority of children surveyed found science assessment useful and liked to know how well they were performing. However most preferred the use of end-of-topic testing and investigations to assess their performance, rather than SATs testing. This is a valuable opportunity to use research evidence to inform policy discussions and decisions, as well as informing any future work by the Trust related to assessment.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Wellcome Trust on Sep 21, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/30/2012

pdf

text

original

 
1
 
September 2010
Attitudes of Children and Parents to Key Stage 2 ScienceTesting and Assessment
Final report to the Wellcome TrustSeptember 2010
 
Prepared for the Wellcome Trust by:Dr Colette MurphyDr Karen Kerr Professor Laura LundyMs Lesley McEvoySchool of EducationQueen’s University Belfast69 University StreetBelfast BT7 1HL
Professor Shirley SimonInstitute of Education, University of LondonEnglandProfessor Peter NeilUniversity of AberystwythWales
 
i
 
September 2010
Contents
Project Team.........................................................................................................iii
 
Acknowledgements...............................................................................................iii
 
Abbreviations used in this Report..........................................................................iv
 
1.
 
Executive Summary...........................................................................................1
 
1.1
 
Purpose of the research......................................................................1
 
1.2 Aims....................................................................................................1
 
1.3 Methodology........................................................................................1
 
1.4 Key findings.........................................................................................2
 
1.5 Recommendations..............................................................................4
 
2.
 
Introduction and Literature Review....................................................................6
 
2.1
 
Introduction..........................................................................................6
 
2.2
 
Background to the study......................................................................7
 
2.3
 
Focus on values..................................................................................9
 
2.4
 
Fitness for purpose............................................................................11
 
2.5
 
Impact of testing on children’s well-being..........................................12
 
2.6
 
Providing evidence for learning.........................................................13
 
2.7
 
Children’s attitudes to primary school science.................................14
 
2.8
 
Summary..........................................................................................17
 
3.
 
Methodology.....................................................................................................18
 
3.1
 
Overview and rationale......................................................................18
 
3.2
 
Literature review................................................................................19
 
3.3
 
Samples and surveys........................................................................19
 
3.4
 
Stakeholder seminar.........................................................................25
 
3.5
 
Ethical considerations.......................................................................25
 
3.6
 
Timescale of data collection..............................................................25
 
3.7
 
Summary..........................................................................................26
 
4. Methodology for children..................................................................................28
 
4.1
 
Children’s rights and research...........................................................28
 
4.2
 
Children’s participation in the research process................................29
 
4.3
 
Capacity building with CRAGs..........................................................30
 
4.4
 
Designing the survey.........................................................................32
 

Activity (13)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Abdul Mu'ti liked this
vijayang liked this
vijayang liked this
Milagros Pacheco liked this
shreepvk liked this
roberttr liked this
Amata P liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->