ERIC Number: EJ885354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
A New Look at Resits: Are They Simply a Second Chance?
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v35 n4 p351-356 Jul 2010
The article challenges common practice in relation to resits of ignoring the main assessment results and making high-stakes decisions on the basis of resit results alone. Implications for institutions, students and educators are discussed. The proposal is that not all resits should be treated equally and that, in some circumstances, more robust decisions can be made by combining resit results with the results from the main assessment.
Descriptors: Repetition, Testing, Medical Education, Undergraduate Students, Test Results, High Stakes Tests, Testing Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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