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ERIC Number: EJ1158284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
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Analyzing Assessment Questions in an Arabic Textbook (Communication Skills) for Eight Grade in Jordan According to Bloom's Taxonomy of Levels of Knowledge Aims
Al-hasanat, Hasan AbdRabbeh Ali
World Journal of Education, v6 n2 p68-81 2016
This study aims at analyzing assessment questions included in an Arabic language textbook (Communication Skills) for eight grade in the Jordanian schools according to the levels of knowledge in Bloom's Taxonomy to reveal the percentages of distributing of these questions against this taxonomy. In order to achieve the purposes of this study, the researcher designed the instrument of analysis which he applied to the 520 questions included in the textbook for both first and second semesters. Data was identified, recorded and the results were compared to the standard percentages identified by using the means introduced by the specialists. The results of this study revealed that the textbook questions mostly focused on the lower levels of thinking. Results also showed a graphic disagreement between the percentages of the distribution of the textbook assessment questions and the standard percentages at five levels (Remembering, Understanding and Comprehension, Application, Analysis and Evaluation). In the light of these results, the research recommends that there should be a stronger focus on questions of higher levels of thinking in an Arabic Language textbook for grade eight particularly at the levels of application, analysis and evaluation. It also recommends a gradual increase of balanced questions in any future textbook production, and more content analysis studies should include Arabic language textbooks at all stages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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