Assessment of 'Fx' Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia

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  • Source:
    Educational Research and Reviews, v13 n10 p354-364 May 2018. 11 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1180012
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    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1990-3839
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      Fx grading system is a newly incorporated grading system in the Ethiopian higher education curriculum. The system started to apply in 2013, as an element of the modular curriculum, with the intention to a give second chance for students. Currently, this grading system is being implemented in Samara University, Afar, Ethiopia. This study has been conducted using a cross-sectional approach that applying a combination of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The data have been collected from students and teachers as primary sources as well as university's registrar, departments and quality assurance office as secondary sources via interview, questioners, focus group discussion and document analysis. The data collected were analyzed by means of descriptive methods and interpreted using tables, percentages, charts, and graphs. Factors considered in the evaluation were challenges of modular curriculum, Fx grading system with its implementation, continuity of Fx grading system, and factors affecting Fx grading system implementation. The result of this investigation indicates that the contents of the harmonized modular curriculum dealing with Fx grading system, especially on the course content, course code, course ownership, mode of tutorial delivery, mode of assessment, departmental and college level supervision should be revised and modified for effectiveness of the grading system.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      9
    • Physical Description:
      11
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2018
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1180012
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HASSEN, M. M.; AKMEL, M. M. Assessment of “Fx” Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia. Educational Research and Reviews, [s. l.], v. 13, n. 10, p. 354–364, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hassen MM, Akmel MM. Assessment of “Fx” Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia. Educational Research and Reviews. 2018;13(10):354-364. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hassen, M. M., & Akmel, M. M. (2018). Assessment of “Fx” Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia. Educational Research and Reviews, 13(10), 354–364. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hassen, Mohammed Motuma, and Mesud Mohammed Akmel. 2018. “Assessment of ‘Fx’ Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia.” Educational Research and Reviews 13 (10): 354–64. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Hassen, M. M. and Akmel, M. M. (2018) ‘Assessment of “Fx” Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia’, Educational Research and Reviews, 13(10), pp. 354–364. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 20 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hassen, MM & Akmel, MM 2018, ‘Assessment of “Fx” Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia’, Educational Research and Reviews, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 354–364, viewed 20 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hassen, Mohammed Motuma, and Mesud Mohammed Akmel. “Assessment of ‘Fx’ Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia.” Educational Research and Reviews, vol. 13, no. 10, May 2018, pp. 354–364. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hassen, Mohammed Motuma, and Mesud Mohammed Akmel. “Assessment of ‘Fx’ Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia.” Educational Research and Reviews 13, no. 10 (May 23, 2018): 354–64. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hassen MM, Akmel MM. Assessment of “Fx” Grading System and Modular Curriculum Implementation in Samara University, Ethiopia. Educational Research and Reviews [Internet]. 2018 May 23 [cited 2019 Sep 20];13(10):354–64. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1180012&custid=s8280428