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ERIC Number: EJ1307564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2229-0443
Implementing a Formative Assessment Model at the Secondary Schools: Attitudes and Challenges
Rahman, Kh. Atikur; Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Namaziandost, Ehsan; Ibna Seraj, Prodhan Mahbub
Language Testing in Asia, v11 Article 18 2021
This paper aims at exploring the issues related to implementing a formative assessment model namely School-Based Assessment (SBA) at secondary schools in Bangladesh. A qualitative study employing interviews with English teachers of grade 8 and the head teachers and FGDs with students from twelve secondary schools was conducted. Moreover, field notes and document analysis provided valuable data. The findings from the qualitative content analysis showed a dismal condition of implementing SBA in Bangladesh. Some distinct reasons posed challenges to implementing SBA. These are teachers' insufficient orientation towards SBA, teachers' negative attitude towards SBA, teachers' heavy workloads, large class size, large contents of syllabus, no reflection of the marks of SBA in public examinations, lack of honesty and fairness in teachers, lack of validity and reliability of SBA as an assessment tool, poor socio-economic conditions of teachers, and the absence of monitoring and supervision by concerned authorities. This study also provides a comprehensive understanding of how teachers conceptualize and apply strategies of SBA in their classrooms, along with some recommendations and, hence, bears implications for the policy makers, teacher trainers, and other stakeholders involved in the Bangladeshi school education system and elsewhere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh
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