Concordance between Test Items and Lesson Objectives of Pedagogical Discourse

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to see if there is any discrepancy between constructed response test items and learning objectives of Grade IX English Textbook published by Punjab Textbook Board, Lahore. As product oriented syllabi have clearly defined objectives, each lesson of the book contains a specified set of objectives. The researcher studied these objectives and their relation to the test items set in annual and supplementary exams conducted by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad. It was a descriptive study and the data was interpreted using the theoretical framework propounded by Robert J. Marzano and Johns Kendall (2007). It was found that though most of the objectives fulfilled the recommended criteria of the taxonomy. Yet, they remained unfruitful as the test items are not related to them. Thus, the textbook needs to be improved in this regard.

Authors

1-Azhar Habib
Lecturer, Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan

2-Riaz Ahmed
Mphil Scholar, Department of English, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan

3-Sana Gul
MPhil. Scholar, Northern University, Nowshera, KP, Pakistan.

Keywords

Constructed Response Test Items, Learning Objectives, English Textbooks

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2017(II-I).06


Page Nos

76-96

Volume & Issue

II - I

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Published: Dec 2017

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