A reflection of school-based assessment on the extended open admission program in Taiwan

Yao-Ting Sung, Yeh Tai Chou, Pei Yu Wu, Hsiu Shan Lin, Feng Lan Tseng

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Abstract

The program of extended open admission to senior high school, senior vocational school, and five-year junior college, promoted by the Ministry of Education, is similar to school-based assessment implemented in Australia and Hong Kong. The learners of both programs are students, and the two programs share the same goal of providing adaptive and high quality educational opportunities. Both programs count on teachers' professional capability to enhance teaching and learning quality. Moreover, they both adopt the GPA as the main application source in order to weaken the role of high-stake exams. Therefore, the experience of employing school-based assessment in other countries can serve as references for the educational reform in Taiwan. The goal of this study is to integrate four concepts of implementation of school-based assessment: policy planning of education authorities, teacher's beliefs and profession, attitudes and support of the society, and processes/procedures, in order to make a suggestion to the current open admission program and to serve as a reference for modification before the program is implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-113
Number of pages41
JournalJournal of Research in Education Sciences
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Keywords

  • And five-year junior college
  • Entrance examination
  • School-based assessment
  • Senior vocational school
  • The program of extended open admission to senior high school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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