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ERIC Number: ED520685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Teachers' Opinion Concerning Common Exams Administered in Elementary Schools
Caliskan, Huseyin
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v8 n5 p615-626 May 2011
The common exams that have been administered in elementary school since 2007-2008 academic year are inter-classes mid-term evaluations. With these exams, measuring the teachers' performance as well as revealing the differences among the classes are aimed at. Therefore, evaluating these exams in terms of teachers' opinions is essentially important to realize the aim mentioned above. This study aims to get the teachers' considerations on common exams, if any, to determine the problems and their solutions related with common exams. Case study, one of the qualitative research methods, has been used in this research. The research group is consisted of 60 teachers working in a variety of elementary schools in Ankara province in 2009-2010 academic year. The interview form, prepared by the researcher, was administered to elementary school teachers in research group. The interview form was structured to explore teachers' views on common exams by using five questions. The content analysis was used in order to analyze, sort and quantify the written and verbal data. At the end of the study, it is stated that according to the teachers, the purpose of the common exams is to state the level of classes and the cooperation between classes and to determine whether the objectives of the courses has been achieved. It is concluded difficulties in giving lectures synchronously in school, non-existence of cooperation between teachers and having difficulties during the preparation of the exam questions are the main problems, which teachers faced with. Teachers participated in the interviews emphasized the advantages of the common exams rather than disadvantages of it. [This study was presented in II. International Congress of Educational Research on April 29-May 2, 2010 as a verbal statement.] (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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