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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