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The assessment of literacy: Working the zone between 'system' and 'site' validity

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this paper we address questions regarding the assessment of literacy, exploring the idea that practical judgements made in specific communities of practice are the phenomena at the intersection of validity for (1) local sites and (2) administrative systems. We propose a template for considering the challenges facing systems, administrators and teachers as they work to validly assess the important aspects of literacy learning by students in schools. We identify and discuss some concerns and assumptions that are common across the two validity sites, and some that are distinctive.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Wyatt-Smith, C. (2004). The assessment of literacy: Working the zone between 'system' and 'site' validity. Journal of Educational Enquiry, 5(2), 30-49.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-22744456993

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 30

End Page


  • 49

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • In this paper we address questions regarding the assessment of literacy, exploring the idea that practical judgements made in specific communities of practice are the phenomena at the intersection of validity for (1) local sites and (2) administrative systems. We propose a template for considering the challenges facing systems, administrators and teachers as they work to validly assess the important aspects of literacy learning by students in schools. We identify and discuss some concerns and assumptions that are common across the two validity sites, and some that are distinctive.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Wyatt-Smith, C. (2004). The assessment of literacy: Working the zone between 'system' and 'site' validity. Journal of Educational Enquiry, 5(2), 30-49.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-22744456993

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 30

End Page


  • 49

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication