Model to Promote Teachers’ Capacity in Assessment for Learning

Natcha Mahapoonyanont, Sally Hansen, Jenny Poskitt

Abstract


The purpose of this research was to construct a model to promote Teachers’ capacity in assessment for learning. Researchers mixed three significant concepts including professional learning community, empowerment and professional development concept together to construct the model. The results showed that the model should be comprised of five main components; the first component is Professional Learning Community and Organization Context consisted of; Shared Vision, Caring Communities, Collaborative Teamwork, PLC’s Leadership, Promotive Structure and career advancement, the second component is Learning and Professional Development consisted of setting meaningful goals, action/authentic learning and reflection, the third component is Teachers’ capacity consisted of self-efficacy, knowledge, capacity in AFL, the fourth component is Student learning, and the  last component is Professional Development Evaluation. The model evaluation showed that Utility Standards was the highest average, followed by the Propriety standard, Accuracy standards and Feasibility Standards respectively. Nevertheless, all those standards were at a high level (average 3.44 – 3.65 out of 4.00).


Keywords


professional learning community; empowerment; assessment for learning; professional development.

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