Balancing the demands of validity and reliability in practice: case study of a changing system of primary science summative assessment

Earle, S (2020) 'Balancing the demands of validity and reliability in practice: case study of a changing system of primary science summative assessment.' London Review of Education, 18 (2). pp. 221-235. ISSN 1474-8460

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Abstract

Teacher summative judgements of children’s attainment in science, which are statutory at age 11 in England, require consideration of both valid sampling of the construct and reliable comparison of outcomes. In order to develop understanding of the enacted ‘trade off’ between validity and reliability, this three-year case study, within the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project, was undertaken during a period of statutory assessment change in England. The case demonstrates an ongoing balancing act between the demands of reliability and validity, and resulted in the development of a teacher assessment seesaw, which provides a model for both interpreting and supporting practice, within and beyond primary science.

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Keywords: teacher assessment; validity; reliability; teacher assessment literacy; primary science
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.14324/LRE.18.2.06
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 13:01
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 14:26
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