Assessment and Evaluation Applications and Practices of Science and Physics Teachers in Online Education during Covid-19

Ahmet Kumaş, Sabri Kan

Abstract


The Covid-19 epidemic, which deeply affected educational practices all over the world, caused significant difficulties in the process of effective evaluation of students with the suspension of face-to-face education. This research deals with the assessment-evaluation methods applied by science and physics teachers in the online education process in high schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Turkey, and with the problems they have experienced in this process and with the proposed solutions. The research covers a 13-week period. A total of 65 teachers were included in the research. Qualitative method and phenomenology design was used in this research. Qualitative findings were evaluated with content analysis. During the online education period, it was determined that the teachers made assessments by sending questions and exams to the students via the Education Information Network (EBA), and sharing individual and group questions on social media, and there was no evaluation due to insufficient student participation in the courses. Alternative assessment-evaluation methods are mostly preferred by teachers who are open to academic development and a high level of digital literacy. Considering that online education applications are inevitable in emergency situations such as epidemics, the development of eligible assessment and evaluation applications and practices for online education is necessary as well as their presentation to teachers under the guidance of action researchers.

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Online Education, Covid-19, Science Education, Assessment And Evaluation

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