Educational assessment : Searching for the right balance between multiple-choice testing and subjective testing / Lau Sie Hoe ... [et al.]

Lau, Sie Hoe and Paul, Lau Ngee Kiong and Hwa, Tee Yong (2014) Educational assessment : Searching for the right balance between multiple-choice testing and subjective testing / Lau Sie Hoe ... [et al.]. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Multiple-choice formatted tests, though the most widely used, are also the most criticized. Currently, student knowledge at primary and secondary school levels in Malaysia are assessed using both Multiple-Choice formatted test and Subjective formatted test. These two tests are administered and scored separately. The final score for grading student knowledge is the combination of these two scores. the Multiple-Choice test score: Subjective test score (MC:SC) ratio used to calculate the final score differ according to subject and level of education. In the case of Mathematics, the subjective test was introduced for the first time at Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) in 1995 after the weakness of the multiple-choice formatted test »,as realized. The MC:SC ratio was fixed at 60:40. In 2003, the Education Ministry took a reverse decision by introducing multiple-choice test for the first time to assess mathematics at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level with the MC:SC ratio of 40:100

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Lau, Sie Hoe
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Paul, Lau Ngee Kiong
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Hwa, Tee Yong
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > Statistical data
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational tests and measurements
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Forms of education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Research Management Institute (RMI)
Keywords: multiple-choice testing , subjective testing , Educational assessment
Date: June 2014
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46517
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