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McDonald, Jenny; Moskal, Adon Christian Michael; Goodchild, Allen; Stein, Sarah; Terry, Stuart – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Student evaluations of teaching and courses (SETs) are part of the fabric of tertiary education and quantitative ratings derived from SETs are highly valued by tertiary institutions. However, many staff do not engage meaningfully with SETs, especially if the process of analysing student feedback is cumbersome or time-consuming. To address this…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Automation, Content Analysis, Student Reaction
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Preston, Robyn; Gratani, Monica; Owens, Kimberley; Roche, Poornima; Zimanyi, Monika; Malau-Aduli, Bunmi – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
What and how students learn depend largely on how they think they will be assessed. This study aimed to explore medical students' perception of the value of assessment and feedback on their learning, and how this relates to their examination performance. A mixed methods research design was adopted in which a questionnaire was developed and…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Kilgour, Peter; Northcote, Maria; Williams, Anthony; Kilgour, Andrew – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
The use of assessment rubrics in the higher education sector is now widespread in a number of disciplines. Typically, these rubrics are constructed by teachers who also tend to be the main users of the rubrics throughout the grading process. In recent years, questions have been raised about this teacher-directed approach and some educators have…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Cooperation, College Faculty
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Amigud, Alexander; Dawson, Phillip – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Contract cheating happens when students commission someone else to do assessed work for them. While it is already illegal in 18 jurisdictions, others are considering making the provision of contract cheating services illegal. To date, legal approaches to addressing contract cheating have faced little scrutiny in the peer reviewed literature. This…
Descriptors: Cheating, Laws, Legal Problems, Law Enforcement
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Curby, Timothy; McKnight, Patrick; Alexander, Lisa; Erchov, Simone – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Evaluation of college instructors often centers on course ratings; however, there is little evidence that these ratings only reflect teaching. The purpose of this study was to assess the relative importance of three facets of course ratings: instructor, course and occasion. We sampled 2,459 fully-crossed dyads from a large university where two…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Course Evaluation, Error of Measurement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dai, Kun; Matthews, Kelly E.; Reyes, Vicente – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Chinese universities are increasingly entering into transnational higher education partnerships with institutions in primarily English-speaking countries. With this increase in programmes, there is a growing body of research investigating both policy and practice. Our study contributes insight into how students in a China-Australia programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Evaluation, Partnerships in Education
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Zhang, Yinxia; Yin, Hongbiao – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
This study addressed the neglected issue of the effects of peer influence and the cultural dimensions of individualism-collectivism on collaborative cheating. Survey data were collected nationwide from 2293 Chinese college students. The results revealed positive effects of peer influence on collaborative cheating attitudes and behaviours. Contrary…
Descriptors: Cheating, Cooperation, Peer Influence, Individualism
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Bretag, Tracey; Harper, Rowena; Rundle, Kiata; Newton, Philip M.; Ellis, Cath; Saddiqui, Sonia; van Haeringen, Karen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
This article reports on one aspect of a nationally funded research project on contract cheating in Australian higher education. The project explored students' and educators' experiences of contract cheating, and the contextual factors that may influence it. This article reports the key findings from non-university higher education providers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Universities, College Students
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Myyry, Liisa; Karaharju-Suvanto, Terhi; Vesalainen, Marjo; Virtala, Anna-Maija; Raekallio, Marja; Salminen, Outi; Vuorensola, Katariina; Nevgi, Anne – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine the emotions higher education teachers associate with assessment and the factors in their teaching environment that triggered these emotions. As a starting point, Frenzel's model of teacher emotions and Pekrun's control-value theory of achievement emotions were used. The sample consisted of 16 experienced and…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, College Faculty, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Du, Yao – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Textual plagiarism is a serious violation of established academic protocols, but it requires considerable writing experience and care to avoid as well. Although student understanding of textual plagiarism and their plagiaristic behaviour in English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts have been quite well…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Plagiarism, Writing Skills, English (Second Language)
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Hill, Jennifer; West, Harry – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Assessment feedback from teachers gains consistently low satisfaction scores in national surveys of student satisfaction, with concern surrounding its timeliness, quality and effectiveness. Equally, there has been heightened interest in the responsibility of learners in engaging with feedback and how student assessment literacy might be increased.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation
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Sefcik, Lesley; Striepe, Michelle; Yorke, Jonathan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Research has shown that academic integrity education programs can have a positive impact on student attitudes and reduce breaches of academic integrity. Although programs vary across institutions, there is relatively little research on their comparative efficacy. Accordingly, this study examines how higher education institutions in Australia and…
Descriptors: Integrity, Cheating, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Matshedisho, Knowledge Rajohane – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Assessment rubrics intend to make criteria explicit to students. However, an understanding of assessment criteria requires tacit knowledge about which students may not be aware. The lack of such knowledge is notable in undergraduate health science students taking a compulsory course in the social sciences. This study performed a content analysis…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Scoring Rubrics, Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences
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Wicking, Paul – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
Since the turn of the century there has been increasing interest in educational assessment and the ways in which it can encourage or discourage effective learning processes. Much of this interest has centered around formative assessment and those practices which can promote student learning through the act of being assessed. Societies that have a…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Cultural Background, Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Li, Hongli; Xiong, Yao; Hunter, Charles Vincent; Guo, Xiuyan; Tywoniw, Rurik – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2020
In recent years, there has been an increasing use of peer assessment in classrooms and other learning settings. Despite the prevailing view that peer assessment has a positive effect on learning across empirical studies, the results reported are mixed. In this meta-analysis, we synthesised findings based on 134 effect sizes from 58 studies.…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Learning, Influences, Effect Size
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