Test technologies of pupils’ competencies assessment: international experience

- Науменко, С. О. (2014) Test technologies of pupils’ competencies assessment: international experience Педагогічні науки: теорія, історія, інноваційні технології: наук. журнал, 6 (40). pp. 19-30. ISSN 2312-5993

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Abstract

This article presents the test evaluation technology of pupils’ competencies that are used in international studies program PISA and project TIMSS. The goal of two international studies is highlighted and forms of assessment of pupil’s competencies are also revealed. The aim of the research according to the PISA program is to identify whether 15-year-old pupils who received general compulsory education possess the knowledge and skills that they need to have for sterling living in society. The purpose of the study that is being carried out by the project TIMSS is a comparative assessment of general education of pupils in grades 4 and 8 as to mathematics and natural sciences in countries with different educational systems and to identify the factors that affect the level of such training. The forms of assessment in these two studies are presented by tests and questionnaires. In tests there are open (with the option of correct answer) and closed tasks (with short or long answer) available. In a PISA research program the tests evaluate the three types of pupils’ competences (literacy): competence of reading, mathematical competence, naturalistic competence. The tests refer to the real situations in which the pupils' knowledge is being evaluating as well the understanding of basic concepts and ability to apply their knowledge and skills in the similar, modified and new situations. In a TIMSS research project the tests are the tools for checking of academic achievement of pupils in mathematics and science. The tests evaluate the student’s knowledge and understanding of basic concepts as well as the laws and principles and ability to apply the knowledge in a standard and unfamiliar situation. So, in the tests of international research PISA program and TIMSS project the questions that evaluate the pupils’ understanding of basic concepts, possession of basic studying methods, the ability to apply their new knowledge and skills with a practical purpose, to explain the phenomena of daily life and conducting of the study or processing of the obtained data are used. Such tasks, according to Ukrainian teachers’ opinions are the most difficult for pupils and therefore they should be widely used in secondary schools. The examples of tasks used in the research program PISA and the TIMSS project with their brief description will be helpful for the teachers while creating the authors’ tests by them to assess the competence of pupils.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Сompetence, competency of reading, mathematical competence, natural-scientific competence, competency assessment of pupils, test technology, tests
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 37.01/.09 Special auxiliary table for theory, principles, methods and organization of education
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 37.01/.09 Special auxiliary table for theory, principles, methods and organization of education > 37.02 General questions of didactics and method
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 373 Kinds of school providing general education
Divisions: Institute of Pedagogics > The Laboratory of Education Quality Assessment
Depositing User: доцент Ю.О. Жук
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 14:07
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 14:07
URI: http://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/9392

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