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What Do You Do As An Educational Leader In The Conceptual Age? Purpose Paper “Assessment: Quo Vadis?”, Gabrielle Matters Sep 2012

What Do You Do As An Educational Leader In The Conceptual Age? Purpose Paper “Assessment: Quo Vadis?”, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Development And Implementation Of The Queensland Government’S Teaching And Learning Audits, Gabrielle Matters, Yvana Jones Dec 2011

Development And Implementation Of The Queensland Government’S Teaching And Learning Audits, Gabrielle Matters, Yvana Jones

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


New Zealand And Queensland Teachers' Conceptions Of Curriculum : Potential Jurisdictional Effects Of Curriculum Policy And Implementation, Gavin Brown, Robert Lake, Gabrielle Matters Aug 2011

New Zealand And Queensland Teachers' Conceptions Of Curriculum : Potential Jurisdictional Effects Of Curriculum Policy And Implementation, Gavin Brown, Robert Lake, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

The conceptions teachers have about curriculum are part of teachers' implicit beliefs about education. The study investigated the structure of teachers’ conceptions and the impact of curriculum policy on those conceptions. Two survey studies in New Zealand and Queensland used items from the Curriculum Orientation Inventory (COI). Confirmatory factor analysis provided robust modelling of teachers’ conceptions of curriculum. Multigroup analysis showed the model was statistically invariant between Queensland primary and secondary teachers. The teachers in both jurisdictions and in both sectors gave most agreement to the Academic-Humanistic conception and least agreement to the Social Reconstruction conception. The technological orientation elicited ...


Linking School-Based Assessment With Public Examinations: The Role Of Moderation, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2010

Linking School-Based Assessment With Public Examinations: The Role Of Moderation, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

This paper describes the function and forms for each of social moderation and statistical moderation and, for the latter, uses a set of school assessments and external examination results in one subject to illustrate the transformation of school scores to “scaled” school scores.


An Assessment Of Influences, Positive And Negative On Educational Assessment Today, Gabrielle Matters Oct 2010

An Assessment Of Influences, Positive And Negative On Educational Assessment Today, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

Influenced by an approach used in Time magazine, Dr Matters will list the most and least influential ideas in educational assessment. She will also assert that there is little or no evidence that current assessments are assisting students to learn the "big ideas" or things that are intrinsically difficult. This state of affairs can be attributed, at least partially, to the luxury of living in a democracy, the feminisation of education, and the short length of the political cycle.


Interrogating Year 12 Op Data – What Do We Know About Pre-Service Teachers From Year 12 Information (Op, Fps, Qcs) And University Preferences?, Gabrielle Matters, R Lake Dec 2009

Interrogating Year 12 Op Data – What Do We Know About Pre-Service Teachers From Year 12 Information (Op, Fps, Qcs) And University Preferences?, Gabrielle Matters, R Lake

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Realising And Releasing Potential: Externally Moderated School-Based Assessment 40 Years On, Claire Wyatt-Smith, Gabrielle Matters Aug 2008

Realising And Releasing Potential: Externally Moderated School-Based Assessment 40 Years On, Claire Wyatt-Smith, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Standards-Based Assessment, Statistical And Social Moderation, And Issues Of Combining, Scaling And Ranking, Gabrielle Matters Jun 2008

Standards-Based Assessment, Statistical And Social Moderation, And Issues Of Combining, Scaling And Ranking, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


The Rich Task Approach To Curriculum, Pedagogy And Assessment – Unpalatable Research Findings And Beyond, Gabrielle Matters Mar 2008

The Rich Task Approach To Curriculum, Pedagogy And Assessment – Unpalatable Research Findings And Beyond, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


The Pressure For Change: The Queensland Response, Gabrielle Matters Jan 2008

The Pressure For Change: The Queensland Response, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Comparative Analysis Of The International Baccalaureate (Ib) Diploma And The Australian States’ Curriculum, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2007

Comparative Analysis Of The International Baccalaureate (Ib) Diploma And The Australian States’ Curriculum, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


What Is New In Assessment Land?, Gabrielle Matters Aug 2007

What Is New In Assessment Land?, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Development Of An Assessment Model To Support The Technical Specifications And Proposals For The Review Of The Syllabuses For The Senior Phase Of Learning, Gabrielle Matters, Claire Wyatt-Smith Dec 2006

Development Of An Assessment Model To Support The Technical Specifications And Proposals For The Review Of The Syllabuses For The Senior Phase Of Learning, Gabrielle Matters, Claire Wyatt-Smith

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Taking A Position On Standards: Paper Prepared For The Qcar Project, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2006

Taking A Position On Standards: Paper Prepared For The Qcar Project, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

Queensland Studies Authority


Curriculum For The Future, Gabrielle Matters Jul 2006

Curriculum For The Future, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Review Of Assessment In The Senior Sciences In Queensland, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2005

Review Of Assessment In The Senior Sciences In Queensland, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Effective Practice In Assessment, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2005

Effective Practice In Assessment, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

Practising effective assessment means that educators need to be fully equipped and ready for action to deliver the goods. What are the goods in this case? For the author the answer is the very best evidence of the nature and quality of student learning so that teachers can get information to feed a higher goal. That higher goal is more and better learning for more and more students. What are the characteristics of a system that is fully equipped and ready for action? For the author the answer is quite simple: first and foremost, teachers possessing high-level assessment skills, contributing ...


The Grading Master : A Simpler Way, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2004

The Grading Master : A Simpler Way, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

What teachers need is a simple structure for expressing assessment criteria and performance standards. Presented is a description of a grading master, a variant of the traditional criteria/standards matrix, as a model for grading student performance.


Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Gabrielle Matters Mar 2004

Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

Curriculum debates tend to get mired in binary opposition: disciplinary versus interdisciplinary, skill versus project, cultural transmission versus critical analysis. This is not surprising, given the ostensibly competing moves towards national curriculum consistency on the one hand, and attempts to streamline, integrate and reconceptualise core curriculum on the other. The real issues, however, are far more substantial, and at once quite simple. This brief article picks up on some of them, and reports from the work of the Queensland New Basics project on some ideas that might help moving beyond binary opposition. This can be achieved by framing knowledge around ...


Two Out Of Five Is Bad [Features Of An Effective Assessment System], Gabrielle Matters Jan 2004

Two Out Of Five Is Bad [Features Of An Effective Assessment System], Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Rich Task Assessment In New Basics, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2003

Rich Task Assessment In New Basics, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


English In And Around The Rich Tasks, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2000

English In And Around The Rich Tasks, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


The Qcs Test Companion : Discover Your Test-Taking Type And Take Control Of Your Learning, Gabrielle Matters Dec 1998

The Qcs Test Companion : Discover Your Test-Taking Type And Take Control Of Your Learning, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


A Case For Testing Generic Skills, J Pitman, N Nuyen, Gabrielle Matters Dec 1997

A Case For Testing Generic Skills, J Pitman, N Nuyen, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


The Validity–Reliability Trade-Off, Gabrielle Matters, J Pitman Dec 1993

The Validity–Reliability Trade-Off, Gabrielle Matters, J Pitman

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Principles Of Combinatorial Design Exploited In The 1993 Qcs Marking Operation, Gabrielle Matters, Ken Gray Dec 1993

Principles Of Combinatorial Design Exploited In The 1993 Qcs Marking Operation, Gabrielle Matters, Ken Gray

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Meeting The Challenges Of Short Response Items In The Queensland Core Skills Test: A Report On The 1991 Pilot Study, Gabrielle Matters Nov 1991

Meeting The Challenges Of Short Response Items In The Queensland Core Skills Test: A Report On The 1991 Pilot Study, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

This report describes the experiences of the Board of Senior Secondary School Studies in implementing a subtest consisting of test items in short response mode in the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Following initial developmental stages, the Board conducted a pilot study of short response items (SRIs) in 1991. This report describes the processes by which SRIs were created and refined. It also discusses how the items to be included in the pilot test were selected, sequenced and presented in the final paper. Details are provided on the administration of the test on a trial population outside of Queensland, and ...