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ERIC Number: EJ896205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
Analysis of Turkish High-School Physics-Examination Questions According to Bloom's Taxonomy
Kocakaya, Serhat; Gonen, Selahattin
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v11 n1 Article 9 Jun 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyse and compare the physics questions of the university entrance exam (OSS) with those asked at exams at different schools in Turkey in terms of the levels of cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy. The study was carried out in four types of high schools (student age: 14-17): "Ordinary", "Vocational, "Anatolian"and "Science" from Diyarbakir, with 19 physics teachers. It was found that 72.5 per cent of the questions were of the lower-order cognitive skills (LOCS) type. Statistical tests showed that the question types were related to school type (P less than 0.001). On the other hand, about half of the questions asked in the university entrance examination (OSS) were of the higher-order cognitive skills (HOCS) type 50.9 per cent and of the lower-order cognitive skills (LOCS) 49.1 per cent. This contradiction causes a problem between the assessment at high school and that at the OSS. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey