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The washback effect of the matura exam in English in the Croatian context


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Maleš, Anđela. (2013). The washback effect of the matura exam in English in the Croatian context. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Medved-Krajnović, Marta].

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This diploma paper analyzes the washback effect of the high-stake, school leaving exam in English (Matura) on the teaching of English as a foreign language in Croatian secondary schools. The research method used was a questionnaire administered via e-mail. The questionnaire consisted of 16 questions probing into the washback effect; investigating teachers’ perceptions, attitudes, as well as their methodology and beliefs. The research sample consisted of 10 English language teachers teaching in grammar schools. The results of the research were discussed in relation to the theoretical background on the washback effect and compared with the results of previous research into this phenomenon. The findings of this research indicate that the washback effect is existent.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: language testing, washback, the Matura exam in English
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Medved-Krajnović, Marta
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 15:53
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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