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Zewnętrzny egzamin gimnazjalny: co umożliwia, a co ogranicza
External high school exam: what enables and what limits

Author(s): Lidia Pawlusińska
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: educational process; external examinations; secondary school; school assessment

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the role and importance of external examinations in our school system. The starting point for research presented in the paper are expected alterations which should have occurred after the introduction of external examinations and bringing the next stage of education secondary school into being. The main research problem was to determine the positive and negative influence of external examinations system on the educational process and assessment in secondary school. The most important was to determine the dimension of external examinations influences on school assessment system and question, how they would affect the cognitive realm and the personality of students. Inappropriate use of external examinations system may cause irreversible (not always beneficial) changes in students graduating from those schools.

  • Issue Year: 119/2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 105-119
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish