Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 664 - 670
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050415
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Evaluation and Assessment in Early Social Science

Vlasta Hus 1,*, Jasmina Matjašič 2
1 Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Slovenia
2 Elementary School, Slovenia


Authenticity is an important element in the newer models of teaching, evaluation and assessment. Due to the fact that it is quite unclear how authentic evaluation and assessment should be implemented into practice, teachers still cling too much to traditional forms of knowledge evaluation and assessment. First, some basic theoretical facts on evaluation and assessment with an emphasis on authentic evaluation and assessment are listed. Next, an outline of empirical research findings on the characteristics of evaluation and assessment in the subject Social Science in Year 4 is presented. Data were obtained by a web questionnaire on a representative sample of teachers who were teaching the subject Social Science in Year 4 at various primary schools in Slovenia. We discovered that teachers very commonly use summative knowledge evaluation and assessment form. Among the authentic and alternative forms research and simulation are predominant.

Primary School, Social Science, Evaluation, Assessment, Teacher, Year 4

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Vlasta Hus , Jasmina Matjašič . "Evaluation and Assessment in Early Social Science." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.4 (2017) 664 - 670. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050415.