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Limitations of using MCQ in primary science testing
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Ang, K. C., & Boo, H. K. (2004). Limitations of using MCQ in primary science testing. In L. C. Chew (Ed.), Innovation & enterprise: Education for the new economy: Proceedings for the ERAS Conference (pp. 97-107). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
"Thinking Schools Learning Nation" was mooted by our then Prime Minister Goh C.T. in 1997. Since then, several changes introduced have helped mould the educational landscape of today. However, formal assessment in primary science remains largely unchanged, relying heavily on standardised assessment items or MCQ. While MCQ
testing brings about merits of large-scale testing, it has its limitations. This paper reports on a pilot study conducted with 20 primary 4 students and 20 primary 6 students (N=40) using a "reflective" framework to complement the existing MCQ structure to alleviate its limitations.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 24-26 November 2004
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