Robert Runté, Ph.D.
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Page last updated July 5, 2001

  • Associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Teaches courses in both authentic assessment and test construction.
  • Current research project is on the Grade Appeal process at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

  • Most recent publication related to evaluation is Runté, Robert, Barry Jonas and Tom Dunn "Falling Through the Hoops: Student Construction of the Demands of Academic Writing" Rhetoric, Uncertainty, and the University as Text: How Students Construct the Academic Experience: A Collection of Essays on Student Writing in the First Year of University Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, University of Regina, in press.

  • Ph.D. dissertation (University of Alberta, 1992) was on the impact of standardized provincial testing on teacher professionalism. A brief overview of key findings can be found in Runté, Robert. "The Impact of Centralized Examinations on Teacher Professionalism", Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 23, no. 2 (Spring 1998) 166-181 and in Runté, Robert. "Is Teaching A Profession?" in Gerald Taylor and Robert Runté, eds. Thinking About Teaching: An Introduction. Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1995.
  • Formerly a Test Development Specialist with Student Evaluation Branch of Alberta Education, responsible for the Grades 3, 6, and 9 Social Studies Achievement Testing Program