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ERIC Number: EJ926965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Comment on "The Impact of Online Assessment on Grades in Community College Distance Education Mathematics Courses" by Ronald W. Yates and Brian Beaudrie
Englander, Fred; Fask, Alan; Wang, Zhaobo
American Journal of Distance Education, v25 n2 p114-120 2011
This article comments on an earlier article by professors Yates and Beaudrie (2009) who examined whether online assessment facilitates student cheating and found no evidence of such a greater prevalence of cheating. Professors Yates and Beaudrie are commended for their contribution to this increasingly important area of research. The analysis indicates that professor Yates and Beaudrie's (2009) conclusion may have been influenced by (1) a failure to adequately account for student ability, leading to potential selection bias; (2) their use of course grades, rather than exam grades as the key measure of student performance; (3) possible differences in precautions that instructors may have deployed in the unproctored sections in order to discourage cheating; and (4) the evolution of distance learning resources and methods over their long period of study. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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