Share Paper: Authentic online assessment in assessing basic accounting content knowledge of Grade 10 learners

  1. Rabaitse Diseko, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. Wendy Modiba, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstract: Understanding the fundamental concepts of basic accounting principles and practice provides a strong grounding for learners who need to be able to use the language of business to communicate and grasp the content knowledge of the discipline. However, the basic concepts of accounting are not adequately taught and assessments are not linked to the authentic real-life experiences of learners at school level. For this reason, this paper reports on the design of an authentic online assessment of grade 10 learners’ understanding of basic accounting content knowledge. The design of the assessment task was derived from a theoretical framework of constructs ...