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Gao, Ying; Schunn, Christian Dieter D.; Yu, Qiuying – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Despite the wide use of peer assessment, questions about the helpfulness of peer feedback are frequently raised. In particular, it is unknown whether, how and to what extent peer feedback can help solve problems in initial texts in complex writing tasks. We investigated this research gap by focusing on the case of writing literature reviews in an…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition)
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Zou, Yan; Schunn, Christian Dieter; Wang, Yanqing; Zhang, Fuhui – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Peer assessment has been widely applied to actively engage students in learning to write. However, sometimes students resist peer assessment. This study explores reviewers' attitudes and other underlying factors that influence students' participation in online peer assessment. Participants were 234 Chinese undergraduates from two different…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Peer Evaluation, Predictor Variables
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Wang, Weiqiang – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The instructional value of rubrics for promoting student learning and aiding teacher feedback to student performance has been extensively researched in the educational literature. There is, nonetheless, a dearth of studies on students' rubric use in second/foreign language contexts, and fewer studies have investigated the factors affecting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scoring Rubrics, Student Attitudes
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Xu, Yueting; Carless, David – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Feedback is an important but challenging aspect of higher education pedagogy. In addition to providing quality feedback, teachers are expected to develop students' skills and awareness for effective feedback processes. This case study addresses both processes and products of a Chinese university English teacher's feedback enabling practice by…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Cognitive Processes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Zhou, Jiming; Deneen, Christopher Charles – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
This study examines Chinese tertiary award-winning tutors' perceptions and reported practices of classroom-based assessment. Seventeen tutors in the final stage of a national university teaching contest were individually interviewed. An interview framework was developed using three process dimensions of assessment for learning (AfL). A sequential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Awards
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Zhan, Ying; Wan, Zhi Hong – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
This study examines how the revised College English Test Band 4 (CET-4) influenced Chinese non-English major undergraduates' out-of-class English learning practices over time, by following two informants in one university from the day they began their college English learning to the day they knew their results in the target examination. In total,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Chen, Qiuxian; Kettle, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; May, Lyn – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2013
Formative assessment is increasingly being implemented through policy initiatives in Chinese educational contexts. As an approach to assessment, formative assessment derives many of its key principles from Western contexts, notably through the work of scholars in the UK, the USA and Australia. The question for this paper is the ways that formative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Tang, Jinlan; Harrison, Colin – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2011
Feedback is a key element in effective teaching and learning. The issue of how teachers perceive the role of feedback will impact significantly their feedback approaches, the amount of the detail of their feedback and the time and effort expended on the feedback provision. This research was designed with the purpose of exploring how a group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Virtual Universities