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Upper Secondary Bruneian Science Studentsí Perceptions of Assessment


Dhindsa, HS and Omar, K and Waldrip, B, Upper Secondary Bruneian Science Students' Perceptions of Assessment, International Journal of Science Education, 29, (10) pp. 1261-1280. ISSN 0950-0693 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09500690600991149


The aims of this study were to evaluate reliability and validity of the Studentsí Perception of Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ), to evaluate studentsí perception on assessment, and to evaluate gender‐based, grade‐based, and ethnicity‐based differences in studentsí perceptions. The validity and reliability coefficients revealed that the SPAQ was suitable for assessing studentsí perceptions on five assessment dimensions. The average scale‐item mean values for all the scales were less than 3.0, which indicates a need to address these dimensions of assessment at classroom level. The mean value for Student Consultation scale was 1.96 out of 4, indicating a need for special attention in this area. The perceptions of students grouped on the basis of gender and of grade level groups were comparable, but on the basis of ethnic groups were statistically significantly different. Assuming these differences to be real, does it mean that teaching approaches will need to be addressed? Future research in this area is warranted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Brunei, student perception, assessment, SPAQ
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Waldrip, B (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
ID Code:109001
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-05-17
Last Modified:2016-08-11

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