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Title: 
Primary science assessment item setters’ misconceptions concerning the state changes of water
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Issue Date: 
Jun-2006
Citation: 
Boo, H. K. (2007, June). Primary science assessment item setters’ misconceptions concerning the state changes of water. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 7(1), Article 6.
Abstract: 
Assessment is an integral and vital part of teaching and learning, providing feedback
on progress through the assessment period to both learners and teachers. However, if test items are flawed because of misconceptions held by the question setter, then such test items are invalid as assessment tools. Moreover, such flawed items are also likely to perpetuate these misconceptions among pupils. Research has shown that misconceptions among pupils are resistant to change, and that they persist even with
formal science instruction. This paper highlights primary science question setters'
misconceptions concerning the state changes of water. It is based on a scrutiny of more than 100 sets of primary science examination papers. Suggestions for addressing the problems highlighted are also discussed.
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1609-4913
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