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Title: Looking collaboratively at the quality of teacher assignments and student work in Singapore schools
Authors: Koh, Kim Hong
Lee, Ai Noi
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Citation: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, 2006.
Abstract: This study examined the quality of teacher assignments and associated student work in Singapore schools. Using the authentic intellectual quality framework, two sets of standards and scoring rubrics were developed for the training of teachers to judge the quality of assignments and student work. The samples of teacher assignments and student work were collected in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science subject areas from 30 elementary schools and 29 high schools. There were significant differences for the authentic intellectual quality of teachers’ assignments by subject area, stream, and grade level. Subject area effect was found to be larger than stream and grade level effects. Likewise, the differences of authentic intellectual quality for student work were significant and varied by subject area, stream, and grade level. Subject area effect was large. The correlations between the quality of teachers’ assignment tasks and student work were strong and significant at both grade levels. The findings suggest that teacher professional development in high authentic intellectual quality task design is necessary for improving student learning and performance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/2276
Project number: Core - Panel 5
Website: http://www.crpp.nie.edu.sg/course/view.php?id=315
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