The benefits of school-based assessment

Azlin Norhaini Mansor, Ong Hee Leng, Mohamad Sattar Rasul, Rose Amnah Raof, Nurhayati Yusoff

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Abstract

School-based assessment (SBA) approach in evaluating students' academic progress was officially introduced by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and implemented in-line with the Standards-based Primary School Curriculum, in stages starting in 2011 as part of Malaysia educational reform. Under this approach, teachers are given greater responsibility to design quality assessments that align with their students' learning outcomes Hence, the objectives of this qualitative case study is focused on how the newly introduced assessment approach has benefits the teaching and learning process in evaluating Year 1 academic progress in three urban Chinese primary schools. Data collected from interviews involving three Year 1 Chinese language teachers found that teachers have very positive perspectives towards SBA and that overall both teachers and students have benefited from this system. However, there are also weaknesses that need to be acknowledged and improvements to be made. The findings implicate that for SBA to be successful, teachers need to be creative, using varying strategies in their teaching and exploiting repertoire of methods in assessing their students. Further study on the matter is inevitable in ensuring the success of SBA's implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2013

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Keywords

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  • School-based assessment - SBA

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The benefits of school-based assessment. / Mansor, Azlin Norhaini; Hee Leng, Ong; Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Amnah Raof, Rose; Yusoff, Nurhayati.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 8, 25.04.2013, p. 101-106.

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Mansor, AN, Hee Leng, O, Rasul, MS, Amnah Raof, R & Yusoff, N 2013, 'The benefits of school-based assessment', Asian Social Science, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 101-106. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n8p101
Mansor, Azlin Norhaini ; Hee Leng, Ong ; Rasul, Mohamad Sattar ; Amnah Raof, Rose ; Yusoff, Nurhayati. / The benefits of school-based assessment. In: Asian Social Science. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 8. pp. 101-106.
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