Evaluation Practice in a Test-free Semester

Yangsook Kil, Jihye Woo
2016 unpublished
This research explored changes in the classroom evaluation practice of a summative test-free semester. In order to do this, eight schools' plans for a so called 'free semester' were analyzed and focus group interviews were implemented with teachers, students, and parents respectively. A total of 33 teachers, 33 students, and 25 parents from 8 middle schools participated in focus group interviews. Each interview group consisted of 2~6 people. Interview questions were about changes in behavior
more » ... nges in behavior and thoughts in an environment which is summative and paper-pencil test free. As a result, ten characteristics of the evaluation were found: Attempts to devise various evaluation tools, detailed formative evaluations, increased attention to individual students, more frequent and more variable evaluations, process oriented evaluations, goal based evaluations, increased burden on teachers, confused evaluation guidelines, students' deep understanding and increased ability to express oneself.
doi:10.14257/astl.2016.127.16 fatcat:svd2p3aqbbbvlmw7a6bg2lsl3q