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Document Type

Journal Article

Authors

Ricky LamFollow

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

Formative use of summative tests: Using test preparation to promote performance and self-regulation

Language

English

Abstract

The study aims to investigate teachers' and students' perspectives of how "the formative use of summative test" (i. e., test preparation) may impact student's performance in internal school tests and develop self-regulated learning. It also examines the relationship between formative and summative assessment, especially how they could create productive synergies. Two teachers and 14 Grades 2 and 3 students were interviewed before and after the use of test preparation strategies. Classroom observations were conducted to understand how these strategies helped students to monitor their own learning before the internal school tests. Relevant pre-test instructional materials were also analyzed. Findings suggest that the reported test preparation strategies could enhance student performance and promote modest self-regulated learning. Implications for teachers to adopt pre-test preparation strategies are discussed. © 2012 De La Salle University.

Keywords

Formative assessment, Primary ELT, Self-regulation, Test preparation strategy

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Asia-Pacific Education Researcher

Volume

22

Issue

1

Start Page

69

End Page

78

Publisher

Springer Verlag

ISSN (print)

01195646

ISSN (electronic)

22437908

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