A Study of Strengths and Weaknesses of Descriptive Assessment from Principals, Teachers and Experts Points of View in Chaharmahal and Bakhteyari Primary Schools

Mostafa Sharief, Mahin Naderi, Maryam Shoja Hiedari, Omolbanin Roodbari, Mohammad Reza Jalilvand

Abstract


The aim of current study is to determine the strengths and weaknesses of descriptive evaluation from the viewpoint of principals, teachers and experts of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. A descriptive survey was performed. Statistical population includes 208 principals, 303 teachers, and 100 executive experts of descriptive evaluation scheme in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province from 2011 to 2012. Sample size was estimated 175 respondents and a random-category sampling plan was employed to collect the estimated sample that contains 100 teachers, 50 principals and 25 experts. To identify the validity of instrument, opinions of twelve persons including advisor professor, consulting professor, designer of the descriptive evaluation scheme, four of educational planning department professors and five of experts holding Master and Ph.D. degrees that are executives of the scheme in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari were utilized. To determine the consistency of the instrument, Chronbach's alpha was used (?=0.90). We used SPSS software to analyze data. To answer the research questions, paired sample t-test, ANOVA analysis, and least significant difference (LSD) test were used. Results revealed that the executives of descriptive evaluation scheme in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province evaluate the so-called scheme above average regarding to four scales (strength and weakness).

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