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Teachers’ understanding of school based assessment: A case study of Malaysian primary school teachers

Arumugham, Kalai Selvan and Shaik Abdullah, Sarimah (2016) Teachers’ understanding of school based assessment: A case study of Malaysian primary school teachers. International Journal of Advanced Education and Research, 1 (6). pp. 16-19. ISSN 2455-5746

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School Based Assessment (SBA) was introduced in Malaysian Primary Schools in 2011 with the intention to integrate assessment into teaching and learning process. Past studies have indicate that teachers often face difficulties in applying new ideas into classroom practices due to unclear understandings about what the new curriculum entails.This qualitative case study examined five teachers’ understanding of SBA and how they integrated SBA into the teaching and learning process.Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and classroom observations.Data analysis revealed differing understanding of SBA, namely SBA as a new way of assessing students learning and SBA as a new teaching methodology. Additionally, it was found that the teachers’ application of SBA in the classroom matched with their professed understanding of SBA.Findings suggest that the teachers are in need of continuous support to apply SBA in the classroom. Ongoing and onsite training may best help them to have a clear understanding of SBA and how it can be integrated into teaching and learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: School Based Assessment, Teachers’ Understandings, Classroom Assessment
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Sarimah Shaik Abdullah
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 02:37
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 02:37
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21597

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