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ERIC Number: EJ921713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
Impact and Consequences of School-Based Assessment (SBA): Students' and Parents' Views of SBA in Hong Kong
Cheng, Liying; Andrews, Stephen; Yu, Ying
Language Testing, v28 n2 p221-249 Apr 2011
School-based assessment (SBA) has recently been introduced into the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations (HKCEE) in English. The present study was conducted within the context of this assessment change to investigate students' and parents' perceptions of the impact of SBA. Two surveys were employed to explore students' and parents' perceptions of SBA and their perceptions of the impact of SBA on learning. The results from the student survey demonstrated a relationship between students' perceptions of SBA-related learning activities and their perceptions of their own language competence. The results also showed significant differences between students' perceptions of the learning activities they had taken part in during the previous school year and those they were currently engaging in. In addition, parents' perceptions of SBA and the opportunities for them to know about SBA significantly and positively predicted their support for their children's SBA learning. Parents' education level and the amount of time they spent with their child daily also predicted their support for their children's SBA learning, though to a lesser extent. Further, parents' perceptions about the SBA are directly and significantly related to their children's perceptions about SBA. Taking the results from both students' and parents' surveys together, we have gained a better understanding of the complexity of the impact of SBA within the Hong Kong educational context, as perceived by students and their parents. (Contains 9 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong