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Student perceptions of predictability of examination requirements and relationship with outcomes in high-stakes tests in Ireland

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Entirely predictable examinations are ones for which the questions are known in advance. Some assessments are designed this way, but in public examinations, predictability is subtler. Students familiarise themselves with the requirements broadly: likely topics that will come up, question formats and how to maximise their marks. If students can predict what they have to do, they can memorise performances, such as essays, and restrict their learning to fit only with examination requirements. Th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/03323315.2016.1227719

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Irish Educational Studies Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
4
Pages:
361-379
Publication date:
2016-09-20
Acceptance date:
2016-06-08
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EISSN:
1747-4965
ISSN:
0332-3315
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627065
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2016-06-09

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