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ERIC Number: EJ1019636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Illustrating Students' Perceptions of English Language Assessment: Voices from China
Xiao, Yangyu; Carless, David Robert
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v44 n3 p319-340 Dec 2013
Whilst there are studies exploring students' perspectives of assessment, relatively little is known about how Chinese high school students' respond to assessment. Students' perspectives are particularly important because the power of assessment directly impacts on their motivation and attitudes towards schooling. This article explores students' views of English language assessment in a Chinese high school in Hubei province through "draw-a-picture technique" and subsequent interviews. The main findings show that assessment could invoke both positive and negative feelings; and that tests carried both summative and formative messages. The paper contributes to the understanding of how assessment impacts on students' lives and discusses the use of draw-a-picture technique as a means of documenting students' perceptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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