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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

The examined life: Perspectives of lower primary school students in Hong Kong

Language

English

Abstract

Students have a wide experience of being tested, but their perceptions of assessment are comparatively under-explored. This paper illuminates the perspectives on assessment of a sample of lower primary school students in Hong Kong. It uses focus group interviews and draw-a-picture technique to elicit their views. The main findings are that assessment can bring a sense of satisfaction or happiness, but that more than half of the informants indicated that they had negative feelings in relation to testing. The paper reinforces how students are controlled and moulded by their assessment experience, and its significance lies principally in documenting this phenomenon amongst lower primary school learners. © 2012 ASPE.

Keywords

assessment, student perceptions, the power of tests

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Education 3-13

Volume

42

Issue

3

Start Page

313

End Page

329

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

03004279

ISSN (electronic)

14757575

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