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Title: The Maltese SECE : an evaluation
Authors: Cutajar, Mario
Keywords: SEC (Educational test)
Maltese language -- Study and teaching
Issue Date: 2003-11
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Cutajar, M. (2003). The Maltese SECE: an evaluation. Journal of Maltese Education Research, 1(2), 95-111.
Abstract: This paper attempts an evaluation of the Maltese Language SEC 16+ exam. The study evaluated all the components of the May 1998 Maltese SECE, reviewed changes that may have made to any of the Exam components ever since, and the strives to show how accurately a perspective is this exam giving of the students’ writing skills and linguistic and competence in the Maltese language. A Mixed Research Methodology is employed: a cross-sectional survey, employing self-administered questionnaires distributed to 486 First year Post-Secondary students of varying abilities, and a number of interviews with syllabus and paper setters, makers, lectures, assistant lectures and teachers. The evaluation is carried out on the aspects of examination format, content, level and backwash effect.
ISSN: 17269725
Appears in Collections:JMER, Volume 1, Issue 2
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