THE ASSESSMENT OF TURKISH WRITTEN EXAMINATION QUESTIONS BASED ON THE TEXT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BARRETT’S TAXONOMY

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Number of pages: 1-16
Year-Number: 2014-Volume 2 Issue 2

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In this study, Turkish text-based written examination questions posed to students in secondary schools were examined. In this research, document analysis method within the framework of the qualitative research approach was used. The data obtained from the documents consisting of written examination papers were analyzed with content analysis method. In this study, it is intended to determine whether the written examination questions asked and to measure the students’ acquisition about the verbal skills in accordance with the purpose or not; whether the distribution of the written examination questions on the Barrett's taxonomy domain sublevels is balanced or not; and whether the examination questions meet the acquisitions determined in the program or not. Document review within the framework of a qualitative research method was used in this study. The study has been conducted in 43 primary schools selected from different socio-cultural districts in Kayseri province. A total of 49 written examination papers have been determined with random method among papers. During the analysis, the taxonomic scale were used, given extensive information and added to the end of research. According to the results obtained, a written exam questions used to determine students' reading comprehension skills are concentrated stage of simple understanding in the Barrett's Taxonomy, the steps of meeting the re-organizing and the satisfaction was not enough. The distribution of the written examination questions in according to Barrett's Taxonomy sublevels is not balanced.

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Abstract

In this study, Turkish text-based written examination questions posed to students in secondary schools were examined. In this research, document analysis method within the framework of the qualitative research approach was used. The data obtained from the documents consisting of written examination papers were analyzed with content analysis method. In this study, it is intended to determine whether the written examination questions asked and to measure the students’ acquisition about the verbal skills in accordance with the purpose or not; whether the distribution of the written examination questions on the Barrett's taxonomy domain sublevels is balanced or not; and whether the examination questions meet the acquisitions determined in the program or not. Document review within the framework of a qualitative research method was used in this study. The study has been conducted in 43 primary schools selected from different socio-cultural districts in Kayseri province. A total of 49 written examination papers have been determined with random method among papers. During the analysis, the taxonomic scale were used, given extensive information and added to the end of research. According to the results obtained, a written exam questions used to determine students' reading comprehension skills are concentrated stage of simple understanding in the Barrett's Taxonomy, the steps of meeting the re-organizing and the satisfaction was not enough. The distribution of the written examination questions in according to Barrett's Taxonomy sublevels is not balanced.

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