Teachers’ assessment contribution to education quality: The case of Primary Education in Greece

Panagiota Katsigkra, Konstantina Pothitou

Abstract


Teacher assessment plays a very important role in the quality of classroom teaching and this is a common finding of much research in the field of education in general and especially in the field of Primary Education. Modern views and perceptions regarding the assessment of the educational work directly link the teacher’s work with the overall educational work of the school, thereby highlighting the systemization of the whole process. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether and to what extent teacher assessment contributes to the improvement of the quality of the educational process in Primary Education. Eighty elementary school teachers were recruited for the study, which was conducted through the completion of a questionnaire based on measurement indicators of the Educational Assessment Program of the Ministry of Education. Finally, the data collected for the study were subjected to a statistical analysis using SPSS. The analysis of the statistical data reveals that teacher’s assessment contributes to the improvement of the quality of the educational process, is therefore accepted. Teacher assessment appears to contribute to the improvement of the quality of teaching and learning processes. It is therefore perceived how topical and burning the issue of school assessment is, in particular, the teacher assessment, the educational work and the quality of the education itself. The contribution of teacher assessment to the improvement of the quality of the educational process in Primary Education is the subject of the present research. This research is a first view of the implementation of the Educational Work Assessment (EWA) program of the Ministry of Education taking place this year in selected schools on a pilot basis. For the collection of the required data a survey was conducted among 80 Primary Education teachers through the completion of a questionnaire based on measuring indicators of the EWA program. For the statistical processing of the data, the application of the descriptive analysis through the SPSS program was chosen. The statistical analysis resulted in the final conclusions reflecting the contribution of the teacher assessment to improving the quality of their teaching.

Keywords


Assessment, assessment of educational work, educational process, quality of teaching

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