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Nguyen, Chi – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2023
This study examines how Vietnamese high school leaders interpreted and implemented policy changes of the Vietnamese National High School Examination--a nationally standardized exam that determines whether students may graduate from high school and attend post-secondary education. The research found that at the national level, the policy is highly…
Descriptors: High Schools, Leadership, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Jim Gleeson – Irish Educational Studies, 2024
Assessment is often described as the tail that wags the curriculum dog. Curriculum has featured more prominently than assessment in Irish scholarship. Drawing on relevant policy documents and interviews with senior National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and State Examinations Commission (SEC) officers, and relevant documentation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum
Gill, Tim – Research Matters, 2023
Secondary Checkpoint assessments are taken by students at the end of the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme (aged 14) in countries around the world. Many students continue with Cambridge after this and take IGCSE exams two years later. Given that there is a high level of coherence between the curricula in the two stages, performance in Secondary…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, Predictive Validity
Gonzales, Fredrick – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This study examines the relationship between two secondary End of Course (EOC) exams, the Biology EOC and the English I EOC exams, and their impact on Emergent Bilingual (EB) students in a small district in South Texas. This study is a mixed methods study which uses both quantitative and qualitative data to answer three research questions: (a)…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Bilingual Students, Biology, Exit Examinations
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Winter, Christine – Whiteness and Education, 2023
The Black Lives Matter movement has increased attention paid to whiteness and education. This paper contributes to this attention by investigating epistemologies of Geography and their enactment in two 'multicultural' schools. Through textual analysis, lesson observations and interviews with GCSE Geography students and teachers, I inquire into the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Exit Examinations
Rodeiro, Carmen Vidal; Williamson, Joanna – Research Matters, 2023
In England, GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualifications offered to students aged 14-16 were recently reformed. For mathematics specifically, the new GCSE aimed to be more demanding, provide greater challenge for the most able students, and support progression to post-16 mathematics. However, there have been concerns that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exit Examinations, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Tests
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Kerrin von Engelhardt – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2024
This paper describes the Berlin "Abitur" examination in the twentieth century and its written documentation in files. By the late nineteenth century, the "Abitur" examination was fully established in Prussia and with it a graduation certificate that was obligatory for university entrance. Thus, the "Abitur"…
Descriptors: Educational History, Exit Examinations, Secondary School Students, Student Records
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Kevin Woods; Tee McCaldin; Kerry Brown; Rob Buck; Nicola Fairhall; Emma Forshaw; David Soares – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2024
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) has been for the last 35 years the most common qualification by which students' attainment at age 16 has been measured. The range and balance of processes by which the GCSEs' programmes of study have been assessed have varied over the decades, to include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 11, Educational Certificates
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Piattoeva, Nelli; Vasileva, Nadezhda – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2023
Nationwide large-scale assessments (NLSA)--an example of cross-border policy mobility--manifest a proliferating means of governing formal schooling. In the Russian context, NLSA takes the form of a compulsory graduation examination called the Unified State Examinations (USE). In this article, we explore how a mobile policy instrument of the NLSA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Performance Technology, Governance
Macauley, Deirdre Juanita – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The practice-based research focus of this dissertation was the under preparedness of Liberian secondary school students for the newly introduced school leavers' external examinations and tertiary education. The problem addressed by this qualitative exploratory case study was that the successive decimation of the Liberian educational system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Secondary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes
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Daury Jansen; Louise Elffers; Suzanne Jak; Monique L. L. Volman – Oxford Review of Education, 2024
The prevalence of private supplementary tutoring (i.e. shadow education) is growing, particularly in nations with selective school exams. The hypothesis that tutoring attendance rises as pressure to perform increases has not yet been tested. Therefore, our research question is: does the likelihood of attending shadow education increase with an…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Aizenkot, Dana; Ben David, Yifat – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2023
This study is an exploratory study aiming to add to the scarce research exploring the enhancement of 21st century skills across the undergraduate years of Education student. Data were collected from 329 undergraduates (96% females), who learned at Ashkelon Academic College, Israel. 103 students (31%) were at the beginning of the freshman year, 102…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis, College Freshmen
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Nketekete, Malefetsane E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2023
This study was undertaken to assess the extent of changes brought by the Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE). The LGCSE replaced the British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCE O level). The new system was hailed as modern and progressive, recognizing wider ability performance. The study employed a comparative…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Accounting, Course Descriptions, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hanife Merve Erdogan; Nazan Sezen Yüksel – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2023
The aim of this study is to classify the subjects and skills of middle school mathematics course in the context of MATH Taxonomy and to determine their relations. For this purpose, the questions and answers related to the mathematics subtest of a national exam were analyzed over the answers of 20154 students. The study continued with the analysis…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Taxonomy, Computer Software, Probability
Ray, Melissa Sundown – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This quantitative study focused on the Algebra 1 End-Of-Course Exam Program (EOCEP) exam that students must complete if they are enrolled in beginning algebra classes. The research focused on one school, the high schools within this school's district, and South Carolina. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a relationship between…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Tests, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement
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