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Alexandron, Giora; Wiltrout, Mary Ellen; Berg, Aviram; Gershon, Sa'ar Karp; Ruipérez-Valiente, José A. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2023
Background: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have touted the idea of democratizing education, but soon enough, this utopian idea collided with the reality of finding sustainable business models. In addition, the promise of harnessing interactive and social web technologies to promote meaningful learning was only partially successful. And…
Descriptors: MOOCs, Evaluation, Models, Learner Engagement
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Andriani, Dinda; Ningsih, Ayu Widya; Shara, Afifa May; Kisno – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2022
Minimum Competence Assessment resembling PISA and Characters Survey replace National Examination in 2021. However, the Indonesian students' score in PISA is still left behind the international average scores. This study aims to find out the extent of the relationship between science informative text and science fiction text skills in secondary…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, High School Students
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Purnomo, Heri; Sa'dijah, Cholis; Hidayanto, Erry; Sisworo; Permadi, Hendro; Anwar, Lathiful – International Journal of Instruction, 2022
Indonesia has changed the national assessment of school students from the national exam (NE) to the minimum competency assessment (MCA) in 2021. In the minimum competency assessment, one of the student's abilities measured is numeracy skills. So that the valid, practical, and effective assessment instruments that evaluate students' numeracy skills…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Numeracy, Minimum Competency Testing, Foreign Countries
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László Kojanitz – Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 2023
In 2005 the Hungarian school-leaving examination system underwent a significant transformation. In case of history the aim was to give a greater role to the development of students' knowledge acquisition and source analysis skills by more focusing on students' work with historical sources in classes. However, it was clear that the achievement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exit Examinations, Minimum Competency Testing, Test Content
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Kajander, Ann; Holm, Jennifer – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2022
In 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced a mandatory mathematics examination for all newly licensed teachers in the province. The following winter, after a brief pilot and a few months during COVID of testing, a court case declared the mathematics examination unconstitutional, and it has been paused since January 2021. This paper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Academic Standards, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing
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Herman; Shara, Afifa May; Silalahi, Tiodora Fermiska; Sherly; Julyanthry – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2022
In order to replace all students in Indonesia, the minimum competency assessment is administered in 2021. The evaluation includes literacy, literacy and financial literacy. This study seeks to examine the attitude of teachers to the minimum assessment of competence or known as the minimum competence assessment (AKM). A descriptive qualitative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Minimum Competency Testing
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Berven, Brandi C.; Franck, Karen L.; Hastings, Shirley W. – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article describes Tennessee Extension's creation and implementation of a competency assessment and development program for new Extension agents. The program is based on results of a Delphi study that identified critical soft skill competencies new Extension agents need to be successful in building partnerships and delivering Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Job Skills, Professional Development, Minimum Competencies
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Knowlden, Adam P.; Cottrell, Randall R.; Henderson, James; Allison, Kathleen; Auld, M. Elaine; Kusorgbor-Narh, Cynthia S.; Lysoby, Linda; McKenzie, James F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Introduction: The Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II 2020 (HESPA II 2020) described the contemporary practice of health education specialists across work settings at entry and advanced levels. The purpose of the HESPA II 2020 manuscript was to report the research process and resulting data associated with the HESPA II 2020 and to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Specialists, Knowledge Level, Health Promotion
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Cahyono, Sulistio Mukti; Kartawagiran, Badrun; Mahmudah, Fitri Nur – European Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Teachers who can adapt and be ready for all changes will also be able to provide a balance to increase the competence of vocational high school students. This is also not denied when teachers become assessors in student competency tests. The objectives of this study were to produce an instrument for the readiness of teachers as assessors; to…
Descriptors: Readiness, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational High Schools, High School Students
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Dewanti, Sintha Sih; Kartowagiran, Badrun; Jailani; Retnawati, Heri – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2020
Mathematics is one of the fields that has important role in the 21st-century thinking because mathematics involves the process of logical and systematic thinking to solve problems. This makes mathematical competencies need to be developed through learning and integrated into knowledge, skills, and attitudes. When learning has facilitated the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Assessment Literacy, 21st Century Skills, Foreign Countries
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Nichols, Linda M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This study evolved from a previous study that examined the perceptions of the importance of specific traits to success in the accounting profession by both accounting professionals in the United States and internationally. That study found that the international subjects valued some soft skills, such as creativity, as being more important to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Student Attitudes, Success
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Zeidan, Quira; Loertscher, Jennifer; Wolfson, Adele J.; Tansey, John T.; Offerdahl, Erika G.; Kennelly, Peter J.; Dries, Daniel R.; Moore, Victoria Del Gaizo; Dean, Diane M.; Carastro, L. Michael; Villafañe, Sachel M.; Tyler, Ludmila – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2021
With support from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), a community of biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) scientist-educators has developed and administered an assessment instrument designed to evaluate student competence across four core concept and skill areas fundamental to BMB. The four areas encompass…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Scoring, Minimum Competency Testing
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Copp, Derek – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
One of the major functions of large-scale assessment is educational accountability. The expectation for the improvement of instruction based on test results is called "professional accountability" and it is built into provincial assessment policies across Canada. This study asked teachers to self-report on instructional changes they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, State Policy, Educational Policy
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McNamara, Jennifer; Bent, Margaret; Grace, Paul – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2019
Certification is often viewed to promote lifelong professional development. Industry accreditation agencies include standards for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) that emphasize the measurement or promotion of continued competency throughout an individual's professional career. In 2013, NBCOT partnered with BreakAway Games to create the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Game Based Learning, Certification, Mandatory Continuing Education
Phelps, Richard P. – Online Submission, 2020
This review critiques the highly-praised and influential 2001 study, "Getting Tough? The Impact of High School Graduation Exams," which concluded that "minimum competency," or high school "graduation exams," had no effect on student achievement. The review compares the test classifications of "Getting…
Descriptors: High School Students, Exit Examinations, Academic Achievement, Minimum Competencies
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