Elementary School Teachers’ Dispositions about the Assessment of Students

Authors

  • Dr. Zafar Iqbal School Education Department, Punjab
  • Dr. Muhammad Irfan Malik The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

Keywords:

Teacher evaluation, beliefs, practices and student assessment

Abstract

The study aim was to assess teachers’ dispositions towards student assessment based on national standards. National Standards for teachers’ professional development were developed under the Federal Ministry of Education; Government of Pakistan in 2009. For this end, interviews with 32 teachers working in elementary schools were conducted. It was observed that most of the teachers have different valuable viewpoints regarding the process of student assessment. However, this study explored that mostly teachers were involved in administering the verbal assessment and on paper assessment, and practical tasks, i.e., debates, demonstrations, individual as well as group activities effectively. The study further also revealed that teachers gave the same attention to all students and showed nothing likes or dislikes during assessment. The rubrics and answer keys were prepared in advance by teachers to ensure the accuracy of the results. Besides this, student learning outcomes, fairness and objectivity in assessment, etc. were assessed to authenticate the quality of education in the region. The given study also added the recommendations.

Author Biography

Dr. Muhammad Irfan Malik, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

Lecturer (Education), The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Published

04-02-2024

How to Cite

Iqbal, D. Z., & Dr. Muhammad Irfan Malik. (2024). Elementary School Teachers’ Dispositions about the Assessment of Students. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, 4(1), 36–47. Retrieved from http://eri.com.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/67