An Analysis of Turkish Eighth Grade High Stakes Mathematics Examination Questions Based on TIMSS-2015 Framework Cover Image

8. Sınıf Merkezi Sınavlardaki Matematik Sorularının TIMSS-2015 Bilişsel Alanlarına Göre Analizi
An Analysis of Turkish Eighth Grade High Stakes Mathematics Examination Questions Based on TIMSS-2015 Framework

Author(s): Ahmet Delil, Bahar Yolcu Tetik
Subject(s): School education, History of Education, Cognitive Psychology, Methodology and research technology, Sociology of Education
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: 8th grade Turkish LGS-SBS-OKS-TEOG Mathematics examination items; item analysis; TIMSS-2015 framework;

Summary/Abstract: In this study, 435 Turkish 8th grade High School Entrance Examination (LGS), Level Determination Examination (SBS), Middle Schools Selection and Placement Examination (OKS), and Transition From Elementary to Middle School (TEOG) mathematics examination questions of the years 1998-2015 are classified and compared in terms of TIMSS-2015 cognitive domains. Document analysis is used in order to collect and evaluate the data. Findings reveal that, of the items between years 1998-2015, 29% are in knowing, 58% in applying and 13% in reasoning cognitive domain. The results are discussed in the light of Turkey’s performances in the past years’ TIMSS technical reports. Due to the dramatic changes in cognitive domains of the questions year by year, it is concluded that there was no framework that is followed by the high stakes test developers concerning 8th graders in Turkey, but there must be.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: V. 13/4
  • Page Range: 165-184
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Turkish