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ERIC Number: ED054175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 59
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Criteria of Success in English.
Dixon, John
Examinations offer a picture of a candidate's attainment and may well have a vital effect on his future. Therefore, his teachers are under an obligation to scrutinize the methods by which he is assessed. Teachers of English must ask three questions in evaluating examining methods: (1) Does the material assessed represent a fair sample of a sound English course? (2) Does all this material derive from a significant and worthwhile use of English? (3) Are the methods of assessment varied enough to cover the whole range of a candidate's abilities and potentialities in English? Because it is new, the Criteria of Success in English (C.S.E.) examination offers the opportunity for major change. The range, content, and methods of English need not be restricted by precedent. Active and interested teachers can shape the examination from the start. The content of the examination can be seen as a sampling of the main experiences of English lessons. (CK)
Honorary Secretary, National Association for the Teaching of English, 5 Imperial Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield 10, Yorks, England ($0.90)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).