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The Implementation of Assessment Guidelines and Examination Frameworks for Social Sciences CAPS Curriculum Section 4 Amendments in Geography Grade 4-6

The aim of the study was to analyse adherence to the assessment guidelines and examination framework pertaining to the Social Sciences Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) Section 4 (assessment-related) amendments in Geography in the Intermediate Phase. The research was undertaken with a view to improving the implementation of the aforementioned amendments. To that end, the researcher adopted a qualitative approach involving document analysis, to analyse Geography question papers in the identified phase, with grades 4–6 June examination papers being purposively sampled. Predefined themes stemming from the content analysis were used during the process of analysing the data. The findings reported on in this article, stemmed from an analysis of the implementation of the assessment guidelines and examination framework for the Social Sciences CAPS Section 4 amendments in Geography in the Intermediate Phase The findings emanating from the study revealed that most of the examination papers did not address the learners’ different cognitive levels. In addition, teachers were found not to infuse paragraph writing when setting the question papers, while those who did so, did not use a rubric for assessment purposes. In addition, the weighting and number of questions the learners had to answer did not correspond with what CAPS advocates.

Assessment, Cognitive Level, Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement, Outcomes-Based Education, Qualitative Document Analysis

Neo Tsotetsi. (2023). The Implementation of Assessment Guidelines and Examination Frameworks for Social Sciences CAPS Curriculum Section 4 Amendments in Geography Grade 4-6 . Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, 8(4), 168-175. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.tecs.20230804.11

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