ERIC Number: ED060234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Committee to Review the System of Public Examinations for Queensland Secondary School Students and to Make Recommendations for the Assessment of Students' Achievements.
Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) describing the findings of the Queensland Committee. The Committee reviewed the arguments in favor and against retention of the external examinations, and it was concluded that although public examinations did give incentives to learn particular things in particular ways, the Committee did not agree that a course of study would not be effectively treated by a teacher or approached by a student unless terminated by an examination of some kind. It was recommended that because the student retention rate in secondary schools is rising, the five years of secondary education should be regarded as a whole instead of two stages as at present, and that the two Boards should be replaced by a statutory board of Secondary School Studies. With regard to public examinations for the Junior Certificate, it was recommended that school assessment should replace it in 1971, and that the Senior Certificate, should be replaced in 1972. To ensure comparability of standards between schools, all schools wishing to issue certificates should accept Board moderation of their standards of assessment. Some recommendations are included regarding syllabuses. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Achievement Tests, Curriculum Guides, Enrollment Rate, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, National Competency Tests, Retention (Psychology), Secondary Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).