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Title: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE WASHBACY EFFECT OF THE ETHIOPIAN SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE (ESLC) ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATION
Authors: DEREJE, NEGEDE
Advisors: Dr. Dejenie Leta
Keywords: WASHBACK EFFECT
ETHIOPIAN SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE (ESLC) ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATION
Copyright: May-2000
Date Added: 22-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This study investigates the washback effect of the ESLC English language examination 0 n what happens in secondary school language classrooms. The study employed various methodological techniques such as questionnaire, interviews with Grade 12 English teachers, with the English Curriculum Designer, and with the Senior Expert in English Language Examination Development, and classroom Observation. Besides, to examine whether or not the ESLC English language examination mirrors the secondary school English textbooks, the contents and methods of the textbooks and the 1997, 1998 and 1999 ESLC English language examination papers were analyzed and compared. The results of the study revealed that ESLC English language examination has an impact on the secondary school English language classrooms. Moreover, there was strong undesirable ESLC English language examination's impact on the teaching content and-to some degree-on teaching methodology as well as on students' study technique. Evidence of negative washback on the way teachers design tests/examinations was also observed. The ESLC English language examination failed to adequately reflect the secondary school English language textbooks. Based on the results of the findings, conclusions were drawn and recommendations made .
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3887
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