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American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(9), 380-390
DOI: 10.12691/education-1-9-6
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Exploring the Side Effects of Assessment in Secondary Schools and Its Impact on Students: Perspective from Bangladesh

Sumaiya Khanam Chowdhury1, and Shah Shamim Ahmed2

1Education Specialist, Nari Maitree, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Institute of Education and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: November 12, 2013

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Sumaiya Khanam Chowdhury and Shah Shamim Ahmed. Exploring the Side Effects of Assessment in Secondary Schools and Its Impact on Students: Perspective from Bangladesh. American Journal of Educational Research. 2013; 1(9):380-390. doi: 10.12691/education-1-9-6

Abstract

The main objective of the study was to explore the side effects of assessment in secondary schools and its impact on students. The study was descriptive in nature and the researcher used a qualitative approach to collect and analyze data. The researcher selected three schools, as a sample of the study, by Stratified Sampling method based on their last two years board result. She also selected fifteen students of secondary schools conveniently from the sample schools. For collecting relevant evidence and data from respondents, the researcher used tools like classroom observation, in-depth interview and focus group discussion. From the study it was found that, some noticeable side effects of assessment are suffering from Self-inferiority complex, losing self- confidence, disregard for school and teachers, attempt of hurting them, selecting wrong path, increase of competitive behavior etc. Based on the findings of the study the researcher recommended allowing students’ participation while developing assessment tool for them.

Keywords:
side effects assessment Secondary school level impact student

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