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View the PDF document Teachers' and students' perceptions and experiences of mathematics assessments in Fiji : a case study of a rural and an urban primary school
Author:Kumar, Jitendra
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.A. Education
Subject: Mathematics | Study and teaching (Primary) | Fiji | Psychological aspects Primary school teachers | Fiji | Psychological aspects, School children | Fiji | Psychological aspects Rural schools | Fiji Urban schools | Fiji
Date: 2018
Call No.: Pac QA 135 .5 .K86 2018
BRN: 1371173
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: The 2012 regional Literacy and Numeracy report conducted by Educational Quality Assessment Program (EQAP) in fourteen Pacific Island countries found that performance of students in numeracy assessment for Years four and six was poor. The same study conducted after three years showed some improvement in students’ numeracy achievement (EQAP, 2015). The trend in mathematics achievement has also been reported to be poor by teachers and teacher educators in Fiji which has inspired me to direct this study. The study aimed to investigate the perceptions and experiences of students and teachers about mathematics assessments and underlying factors that affect the performance of students in mathematics assessments. In doing so, the study intended to get a deeper understanding of students’ and teachers’ perceptions and experiences of mathematics learning and teaching in a rural and an urban primary school in Fiji.
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