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The Resource Opportunity to Learn, Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation : a Research Review, edited by Jaap Scheerens

Opportunity to Learn, Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation : a Research Review, edited by Jaap Scheerens

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Opportunity to Learn, Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation : a Research Review
Title
Opportunity to Learn, Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation
Title remainder
a Research Review
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jaap Scheerens
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a review of the effectiveness of Opportunity to Learn (OTL) operationalized as the association between OTL and student achievement. In addition, it presents an elaborate conceptual map in which OTL is regarded as part of a larger concept of curriculum alignment. Major components of this framework are national goals and standards, school curricula, formative tests, textbooks, actual delivery of content as part of teaching, and summative tests and examinations. Alignment between educational goals, intended and implemented curricula, and educational outcomes is considered an important prerequisite for effective education. The expectation is that better alignment leads to better student performance. The concept of OTL is commonly used to compare content covered, as part of the implemented curriculum, with student achievement. As such it is to be seen as a facet of the broader concept of "alignment". As it comes to enhancing OTL in educational policy and practice, proactive curriculum development is compared to a more retroactive orientation. Legitimate forms of test and examination preparation belong to this retroactive orientation, and are seen as favorable conditions for optimizing OTL. This book reviews the research evidence on the effects of OTL on student achievement by means of detailed descriptions of key-empirical studies, a review of meta-analyses, a "vote count" syntheses of 51 empirical studies, conducted between 1995 and 2015, and a secondary analysis based on TIMSS 2011, and PISA 2012 data. It concludes that the effect size of OTL, at about .30, is modest, but comparable in size to other effectiveness-enhancing conditions in schooling. The final chapter of the book provides suggestions for educational policy and practice to further optimize OTL
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Cataloging source
AZU
Dewey number
371.26
Illustrations
illustrations
Image bit depth
0
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2822.75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Scheerens, Jaap
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in Education,
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  • Education
  • International education
  • Comparative education
  • Education
  • School management and organization
  • Education and state
  • ducation and state
  • Assessment
  • Comparative education
  • Education
  • Education and state
  • Education
  • International education
  • School management and organization
Label
Opportunity to Learn, Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation : a Research Review, edited by Jaap Scheerens
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Focus and Design of the Review Study -- 2: Conceptualization -- 3: Meta-analyses and Descriptions of Illustrative Studies -- 4: Schematic Overview of Research Studies -- 5: Predictive Power of OTL Measures in TIMSS and PISA -- 6: Recapitalization, Implications for Educational Policy and Practice and Future Research
Control code
ocn962058918
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 135 pages 7 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319431109
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-43110-9
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962058918
Label
Opportunity to Learn, Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation : a Research Review, edited by Jaap Scheerens
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Focus and Design of the Review Study -- 2: Conceptualization -- 3: Meta-analyses and Descriptions of Illustrative Studies -- 4: Schematic Overview of Research Studies -- 5: Predictive Power of OTL Measures in TIMSS and PISA -- 6: Recapitalization, Implications for Educational Policy and Practice and Future Research
Control code
ocn962058918
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (IX, 135 pages 7 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319431109
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-43110-9
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962058918

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