ERIC Number: ED049962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Certificate of Secondary Education: Experimental Examinations: Geography.
Schools Council, London (England).
This bulletin describes a trial examination for the geography curriculum as specified by the Certificate of Secondary Education. The total examination is composed of a 2 hour objective examination to test factual knowledge learned in the geography courses. A second part of the total examination consisted of: 1) a paper by the student on some specific aspect of geography covered by the course; 2) an essay assigned by the teacher; and, 3) a piece of field work. The examination was tested on students in 23 schools in England. Some statistical analysis was performed on the examination results to learn whether the form and procedures used were in fact measuring skills and knowledges in geography. Sample questions from the exam are included in the appendix. In addition, SO 000 825 and SO 000 918 are related booklets. (CWB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Testing, Essay Tests, Geography, Objective Tests, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Standardized Tests, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Student Research, Test Construction, Testing Programs
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).