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ERIC Number: EJ1208334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2354-2160
Assessment of Higher Order Thinking Skills: A Case of Uganda Primary Leaving Examinations
Mitana, John Mary Vianney; Muwagga, Anthony Mugagga; Ssempala, Cornelius
African Educational Research Journal, v6 n4 p240-249 Oct 2018
The study set out to give a conceptual definition and assessment of Higher Order Thinking skills (HOTs), and establish the proportion of HOTs and Lower Order Thinking skills (LOTs) questions within the 2010- 2016 Uganda Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) questions. The study used secondary literature to define HOTs and provide an assessment framework for HOTs. The assessment framework was then used to categorise all PLE questions for the years 2010 to 2016. All the examinable subjects within the PLE, English Language, Social Studies (SST), Science and Mathematics were categorised according to the HOT and LOT categories. The study reveals an overall mean value of 86.8% of LOT questions and a mean value of 13.2% of HOT questions. The study recommends the use of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy framework in the categorisation of assessment items and that more HOT questions are included in the PLE.
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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: Uganda