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Verbal Ability Effects in Physics Evaluation Author: Rong-Fu Hsu


By means of an experimental design research method, the study was conducted to estimate the verbal ability effects in physics evaluation at junior high school on the level of the third grade.
The verbal ability was found to be a dominating variate in problem-solving ability in students' physics evaluation. Especially, it is effective with students of low ability group and biased seriously in the lowest ability of female students.
The verbal format examination is biased in favor of higher verbal ability students, and therefore, not so appropriate for non-verbal students. The current evaluation of physics achievement for junior high school students schould be revised.
The printed pictorial representation should be included with the verbal test item in physics evaluation. Core-Option curriculum model is recommended for future physics curriculum design.

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