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ERIC Number: EJ1025818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Self-Assessment of Employability Skill Outcomes among Undergraduates and Alignment with Academic Ratings
Jackson, Denise
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v39 n1 p53-72 2014
Despite acknowledgement of the benefits of self-assessment in higher education, disparity between student and academic assessments, with associated trends in overrating and underrating, plagues its meaningful use, particularly as a tool for formal assessment. This study examines self-assessment of capabilities in certain employability skills in more than 1000 Australian business undergraduates. It evaluates the extent to which student self-assessments differ from academics, in what ways and the influence of certain individual and background characteristics -- such as stage of degree, gender and academic ability -- on rating accuracy. Explanations for documented disparities are presented, in addition to implications and strategies for educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia