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|Title||Evaluating English Writing Assessment in the 10th Grade at Gaza Schools with Regards to the Contemporary Trends|
This descriptive analytic study aims at evaluating English writing assessment in the 10th grade at Govermental Gaza schools with regards to the contemporary trends in the scholastic year 2006-2007. It sought to determine the existence of the contemporary trends in assessing the 10th grade students' writing inGazaschools. Based on the previous studies, literature review and the theoretical framework, the researcher designed a questionnaire to investigate the extent to which the contemporary methods of assessment are used by the 10th grade teachers. The questionnaire involved 10 assessment methods as follows: Testing, observation, portfolios, self-assessment, peer-assessment, journals, interviews and conferences, rubrics, anecdotal records and checklists. Validity and reliability were achieved through refereeing the questionnaire by a panel of experts and the statistical procedures. The traditional methods of assessment, testing and observation got the highest score in a percentage of 63.8% for testing followed by observation in a percentage of 62.8%. The rest of the eight method which were classified as the contemporary methods got low percentages. Their percentage ranged between 28.7% " to 22.4%. The results indicated that most teachers still rely on the traditional methods in assessing their students' writing. Recommendation were drawn to adopt the contemporary methods of assessment that suit our context inGaza. That should comprise all levels of the education system including the Ministry of Education , supervisors, principals and the teachers.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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