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Das, Prasun; Mukherjee, Srabanti; Roy, Suprabir Dutta – Quality in Higher Education, 2016
Historically low average pass rate has been a perennial challenge for the universities and provincialised colleges in the North-Eastern states of India (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh). Pass rate refers to the proportion of students promoted from one semester to the next and also the proportion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, College Students
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O'Donovan, Nick – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
Essay-based examinations form a cornerstone of the public assessment system in the UK, but comparatively little research has been conducted into the processes involved in designing, answering and appraising essay-based questions/responses. This study explores the idea of examination validity through a qualitative review of these processes, based…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Politics, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries
Tombari, Martin L.; Borich, Gary D. – 1999
The New Synthesis approach views learning as an active process by which learners create knowledge structures or mental representations. This book attempts to give classroom teachers alternative ways of assessing how their learners think, what they know, and what they can do. The chapters are: (1) "Teaching, Motivation, and Testing"; (2) "Academic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Further Education Development Agency, London (England). – 1995
This document, which is intended for curriculum managers at British further education colleges, presents guidelines for developing and implementing a college assessment policy based on the principle that the objectives of all assessment procedures and policies are as follows: enhance the assessment provision within colleges; ensure that assessment…
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning
Stix, Andi – 1997
An approach to assessment is described that allows students to understand and help decide the criteria for good work. It is called "negotiable contracting." Negotiable contracting consists of giving students shared ownership in their own learning. The teacher serves as a facilitator of discussion of the assessment process. Students and the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Assessment, Grading, Intermediate Grades
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Ahmed, Ayesha; Pollitt, Alastair – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2011
At the heart of most assessments lies a set of questions, and those who write them must achieve "two" things. Not only must they ensure that each question elicits the kind of performance that shows how "good" pupils are at the subject, but they must also ensure that each mark scheme gives more marks to those who are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classification, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Evans, Carl; Gardener, John – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight to universities the approach of professional associations in marking large volumes of assessments. Design/methodology/approach: The issues arising in marking large undergraduate modules in universities are discussed, before describing the approach typically adopted by professional associations.…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Grading, Measurement, Interrater Reliability
Dodridge, Melvyn – 1999
Learning outcomes and their assessment has given rise to considerable debate as to whether outcomes should be graded or just pass/fail. Assessment models employing learning outcomes have been used for some time in the United Kingdom (UK) in further education programs for example National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and General National…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Engineering Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Dill, David D. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
The most recent research on college-student learning in the US by respected scholars such as Richard Arum, Josipa Roksa, and Ernest Pascarella suggests that the nation's means of ensuring academic standards in US colleges and universities are not working effectively. Like US K-12 education and health care, the US higher education system is…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Grading
Nashashibi, Pauline – 2002
This document explores the United Kingdom's developing practice of recognizing adult students' achievement in ways that make flexible use of the learning outcomes methodology, provide a mix of accredited and non-credited work, and are sensitive to the ethos of adult learning. (That ethos is often characterized by adult students' desire for…
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Rating, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Johnson, Martin; Black, Beth – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
This brief research report gives an overview of a visually based methodology that has recently been used to shed light on situated decision-making in a high stakes educational assessment environment. Looking carefully at the feedback interactions taking place between senior and less senior examiners, the project aim was to gain insight into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Research Methodology, Video Technology
Collins, Mary Lynn; And Others – 1981
Summaries are presented of three papers presented at a summer workshop on Quality Assurance in Teacher Education conducted by the Association of Teacher Educators. The general topic covered by these presentations was teacher candidate selection and evaluation. Papers focused upon the following questions: (1) What entry level criteria should be…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Grading, Higher Education
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Marx, Jonathan; Meeler, David – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to illustrate how universities play an institutional role in inflating student grade point averages (GPA) by modifying academic polices such as course withdraw, repeats, and satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade options. Design/methodology/approach: Three research strategies are employed: an examination of eight…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Grade Inflation, College Role, Policy Formation
Cobb, Herman, Jr. – 1987
This report evaluates the 1985-86 implementation year of the District of Columbia Public Schools Secondary Student Progress Plan (SSPP), which delineates courses of study for secondary students and establishes uniform procedures for grading and promotions. SSPP was implemented in Grade 7 in 1984-85 and Grade 8 in 1985-86. Evaluation data were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Grade Placement, Board of Education Policy, Eligibility
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Saunders, Mark N. K.; Davis, Susan M. – Quality Assurance in Education, 1998
Lecturers at a British university participated in two workshops to examine the consistency of assessments of undergraduates' work. Use of both analytical and global quality measures, when clearly understood by the raters, improved assessment practices. Ongoing discussion of evaluation criteria was recommended. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Grading
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