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ERIC Number: EJ933457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
What Teachers Assess and Its Consequences
Odabasi Cimer, Sabiha; Cimer, Atilla
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v11 n2 Article 9 Dec 2010
This study aimed to investigate teachers' perceptions and practices related to student outcomes and the criteria of student assessments in secondary school biology classes. Teacher interviews and documents provided the data for this study. According to the results of this study, teachers mainly assessed cognitive achievement by evaluating students' knowledge of basic facts, involving recall and recognition. Teachers also assessed non-cognitive characteristics to assign end-of-term grades. In addition, there were discrepancies between what teachers claimed to assess and what they actually assessed. Furthermore, teachers' expectations of students changed with the perceived level of student ability. Consequences of these findings on student learning are discussed throughout the paper, and suggestions for teacher education and practice are also provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey