Approaches to Classroom Assessment Inventory

Collaborative scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization

Approaches to Classroom Assessment Inventory

This SSHRC-funded research develops a  tool – the Approaches to Classroom Assessment Inventory – to assess teachers’ approaches to classroom assessment based on contemporary professional standards. Through a series of studies across contexts, this research has contributed to expanding notions of assessment literacy with implications for teacher practice. 

By identifying gaps in teachers’ assessment competency, professional learning structures can be constructed that promote positive classroom cultures that use assessment pedagogically to enhance student learning.  Accordingly, the results of this study will enable targeted teacher professional development aimed at leveraging classroom assessments as structures for promoting positive learning experiences and enhanced student achievement across Canadian schools.

Christopher DeLuca (Principal Investigator). Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant.

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DeLuca, C., Coombs, A., & LaPointe-McEwan, D. (2019). Assessment mindset: Exploring the relationship between teacher mindset and approaches to classroom assessment. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 61, 159-169. Infographic | Summary | Full Article

Coombs, A., DeLuca, C., & LaPointe-McEwan, D. (2018). Changing approaches to classroom assessment: An empirical study across teacher career stages. Teaching and Teacher Education, 71, 134-144. Infographic | Summary | Full Article

DeLuca, C., Valiquette, A., Coombs, A., LaPointe-McEwan, D., & Luhanga, U. (2018). Teachers’ approaches to classroom assessment: A large-scale survey. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 25(4), 355-375. Infographic Summary | Full Article

DeLuca, C., LaPointe, D., & Luhanga, U. (2016). Teacher assessment literacy: a review of international standards and measures. Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability, 28(3), 251-272. Infographic | Summary | Full Article

DeLuca, C., LaPointe-McEwan, D., & Luhanga, U. (2016). Approaches to classroom assessment inventory: A new instrument to support teacher assessment literacy. Educational Assessment, 21(4), 248-266. Infographic | Summary | Full Article

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