Impacts du PIRS en milieu scolaire

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This article examines the impact of the School Achievement Indicators Program (SAIP) on the educational system. SAIP is a Canada-wide program involving the large-scale assessment of student achievement in mathematics, science, reading, and writing. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews conducted with the SAIP's jurisdictional coordinators (n = 20) and from surveys sent to participating school boards across Canada (n = 147). SAIP's impact is described using two dimensions: intrinsic versus extrinsic and positive versus negative. Results revealed that poor communication between the coordinators and various educational stakeholders plays an important role in the level of impact. Recommendations are made for learning evaluation programs.

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