Towards a More Rational System of the Assessment of English

Page, James S. (1986) Towards a More Rational System of the Assessment of English. Words' Worth, 19(2), pp. 3-5.

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This article examines internal assessment within secondary schooling in Queensland (Australia) and three problems associated with the assessment of English: a) practicality, given the need to assess the whole of a student's work, b) comparability, given that judgments on student work are often very subjective, and c) originaility, given that it is difficult if not impossible to ensure that the work has actually been completed by the student. It is suggested that a return to some form external examination might be necessary.

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ID Code: 4681
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: internal assessment, secondary schooling, Queensland, school, based assessment, ROSBA, skills, based assessment, norms assessment, plagiarism, subjectivity, external examination, Emmaus College, Rockhampton, James Smith Page, James Page
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Finance and Resource Planning
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1986 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:33

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