ERIC Number: ED113370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Up to the Mark: A Study of the Examination Game.
Miller, C. M. L.; Parlett, M.
Evaluation plays an important role in the academic career of students and instructors. It is a concept that is repeated throughout the academic year and one that determines future roles and placement of students. This report is a summary of the findings of the first two years of a five-year research study of evaluation conducted at Edinburgh University in Scotland. The methods of evaluation and the intended uses of results are varied and many; for this reason the study focuses on the process of requirements for the final honors paper in a science course. It attempts to establish how different students and teachers react to the evaluation methods, what are the effects of these methods on teaching and courses, what individual students' reactions are to the examination process and how they prepare for it. The majority of the information was collected by means of questionnaires for both students and staff. The appendix contains information on how data was collected and some key questions used in the student interviews. (DEP)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Competitive Selection, Evaluation Methods, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Individual Differences, Motivation, Performance Factors, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Wiseness, Testing, Testing Problems, Tests
Society for Research into Higher Education, 2 Woburn Sq., London, WCI, England (2 pounds, 20 pence)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edinburgh Univ. (Scotland).
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)