Standards and Assessment in the 2010 English Curriculum for High School: A Philippine Case Study

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Title

Standards and Assessment in the 2010 English Curriculum for High School: A Philippine Case Study 

Author

Sterling M. Plata 

De La Salle University, 

Manila, Philippines

Abstract 

This study was conducted in order to analyze the alignment of standards in the 2010 English curriculum with the overall goal of the reform and to analyze the authenticity of the assessment tasks. In addition, this research also asked English teachers to choose what proficiency standards to include in a new English curriculum for Filipino high school students. Policy documents were analyzed and focus-group discussion was used to collect data from selected English teachers. The results showed that most of the standards targeted literature rather than language use. In addition, only few performance tasks were related to authentic use of language. Finally, the teachers chose standards that integrate language for academic, for social, and for literary response.

Key words: curriculum and standards, curriculum reform, curriculum and assessment

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Category: 2010