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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: May | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 46-54

A Study on the Open Book Examination in Terms of Achievement in Language Subjects and Examination Anxiety of Standard VIII Students

Dr. Jaishree Das

Associate Professor of Education, Centre of Advanced Study in Education (CASE), Department of Education, Faculty of Education & Psychology, the M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, Gujarat


Examinations are there to complement teaching learning process and to see whether the objectives of education are achieved. But in this competitive world, examinations are considered as the only vital component of the education process. Hence, these are given maximum emphasis to get maximum marks by simply mugging up the content and reproducing those at the time of examination. Open Book Examination (OBE) is one that is designed to minimize this negative impact of examinations and to enhancing the quality of teaching learning developing higher order thinking among students. It also helps students to remove the fear of examination as it minimizes cramming. An attempt is made in this research paper to examine the effectiveness of OBE in terms achievement of standard VIII students in Language subjects along with the examination anxiety. The findings showed that OBE is not effective in enhancing the achievement of students in any language subjects. It also did not help to reduce the examination anxiety of students significantly.

Key words: Innovative Examination, Higher Order Thinking, Open Book Examination, Examination Anxiety, Language Evaluation..

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