ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES BEING USED IN CLASSROOMS BY BIOLOGY TEACHERS

Selda Kılıç, Baştürk Kaya, Hakan Kurt

Abstract



The aim of this study is to determine the opinions on implementation of the assessment and evaluation techniques being used in lessons by biology teachers working at secondary schools in Konya city .49 biology teachers that working at secondary schools in Konya city during the 2010-2011 Education attended to this study. Data were obtained by a survey of nine open ended questions. The data that obtained from the survey were solved by the descriptive analysis method . The data that obtained from the open ended questions were categorized independently of each other by three different researchers. Then the data in these categories were codified and the like-ones were combined by comparison. Thereafter, (f) frequency distributions were determined by analyzing these data and the percentages were calculated.Depending on the findings of the study, it is seen that most of the biology teacher candidates adopted the multiple choice test type in exams for determining the students' success and performance. It is understood that they mostly use the question and answer teaching method in determining the students' preliminary knowledge at the beginning of the lessons and determining how much they learned at the end of the lessons . It is seen that when giving a project paper ,they determine a criterion conformed with students' levels and demands and when giving a verbal grade , they mostly consider the students' performance in the classrom and their attendances to lesson.

Key Words: Biology teachers, Assessment and Evaluation, Secondary Education


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