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Year-Level Expectations Can Impede Learning, Expert Warns, Geoff Masters Apr 2015

Year-Level Expectations Can Impede Learning, Expert Warns, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Some of the ways in which school education is organised and delivered may be contributing to our highest and lowest achieving students making little annual progress in their learning.


Why A To E Grades Paint The Wrong Picture, Geoff Masters Jul 2014

Why A To E Grades Paint The Wrong Picture, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Geoff Masters makes the case for a new approach to assessment so that teachers can better monitor the progress their students make and the effectiveness of their own teaching.


Beyond Pisa : Improving Student Outcomes, Geoff Masters May 2014

Beyond Pisa : Improving Student Outcomes, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The latest PISA results indicate that we must focus on strategies to improve what happens in every classroom, every day of the school week if we are to improve student outcomes, says Geoff Masters.


Back To School For Lessons On Teaching, Geoff Masters Apr 2014

Back To School For Lessons On Teaching, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Reforming schools and improving student achievement levels are priorities for governments around the world, but the question is which reform strategies are proving most effective?


Pm's Education Goals Mired In Underachievement, Geoff Masters Dec 2012

Pm's Education Goals Mired In Underachievement, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

International test results released this week highlight the magnitude of the challenge we face in raising the level of educational achievement in Australia. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) add to the publicly available information about how students in our schools are performing. The results include the first data on how reading levels in Australian primary schools compare with standards in other countries.


International Achievement Studies: Lessons From Pisa And Timss, Geoff N. Masters Aug 2012

International Achievement Studies: Lessons From Pisa And Timss, Geoff N. Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

In early December 2004, the results of two international studies were released providing the most recent evidence we have on how levels of school achievement in Australia compare with international standards. ACER's chief executive Geoff Masters compares the results and outlines lessons we can learn from the findings.


Mapping Student Achievement, Geoff Masters, Ray Adams, Jan Lokan Dec 1993

Mapping Student Achievement, Geoff Masters, Ray Adams, Jan Lokan

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The analyses, publications and reports of quantitative data in education and the social sciences usually omit basic information on the construct measured. Probabilistic models for test data make it possible to delineate coherent and richly described measurement continua that facilitate interpretation of student achievement. The potential of conjoint measurement to bring about fundamental advances in educational testing practice lies in part in the opportunities it provides to build useful maps of learning domains and to use those maps in communicating student achievements. This chapter presents two applications of conjoint measurement aimed at constructing and describing achievement variables, developing insights into ...


Setting And Measuring Performance Standards For Student Achievement : Australian Experience., Geoff Masters Dec 1993

Setting And Measuring Performance Standards For Student Achievement : Australian Experience., Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

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Reforming The Assessment Of Student Achievement In The Senior Secondary School, Geoff Masters, P Hill Dec 1987

Reforming The Assessment Of Student Achievement In The Senior Secondary School, Geoff Masters, P Hill

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The challenge that confronts agencies responsible for assessment and reporting in the senior secondary school is to extend systematic assessment procedures to broader range of learning outcomes than those currently assessed by public examination, to develop methods of reporting which are more descriptive of individual achievement and which provide a better basis for describing and maintaining standards, and to provide results which are sufficiently comparable across schools to enable fair comparisons of applicants for tertiary study. Some recent developments in assessment and reporting practice are considered with a view to identifying methods and approaches capable of satisfying this diverse set ...