A1 Journal article (refereed)
Health Education Teachers’ Assessment Conceptions and Practices : Identifying Assessment Profiles (2022)

Paakkari, O., Paakkari, L., Haapala, H., & Hirvensalo, M. (2022). Health Education Teachers’ Assessment Conceptions and Practices : Identifying Assessment Profiles. Educational Assessment, 27(3), 285-299. https://doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2022.2063832

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All authors or editors: Paakkari, Olli; Paakkari, Leena; Haapala, Henna; Hirvensalo, Mirja

Journal or series: Educational Assessment

ISSN: 1062-7197

eISSN: 1532-6977

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 21/04/2022

Volume: 27

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 285-299

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2022.2063832

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80744


The study explored the latent construct underlying the assessment conceptions and practices of Finnish Health Education teachers (n = 165) in the context of curricula, seeking thereby to identify the teachers’ assessment profiles. Six underlying factors were found to encompass their assessment conceptions and practices, namely Assessment supporting learning, Assessment of working, Self and peer assessment as part of grading, Common assessment criteria, Questionable assessment practices, and Norm-referenced assessment. Via cluster analysis, three distinct assessment profiles were identified, labeled as Problematic assessors, Learning supportive assessors, and Norm-based assessors. These findings can be used to develop Health Education teacher training and facilitate teachers’ assessment literacy.

Keywords: health education; teachers; evaluation; educational evaluation; evaluation methods; sustainable assessment; participatory evaluation; self-evaluation; conceptions; practice; curricula; teacher training

Free keywords: health education teachers

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Reporting Year: 2022

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