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Alqassab, Maryam; Strijbos, Jan-Willem; Ufer, Stefan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Peer feedback is increasingly used to train assessment skills in teacher-training programs. However, studies investigating the roles of peer feedback providers' beliefs about peer feedback provision, their perceptions of their peer feedback message and their experienced emotions are still limited. This study aimed to explore how peer feedback…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Martínez-Huertas, José Á.; Jastrzebska, Olga; Olmos, Ricardo; León, José A. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Automated summary evaluation is proposed as an alternative to rubrics and multiple-choice tests in knowledge assessment. Inbuilt rubric is a recent Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) method that implements rubrics in an artificially-generated semantic space. It was compared with classical LSA's cosine-based methods assessing knowledge in a…
Descriptors: Automation, Scoring Rubrics, Alternative Assessment, Test Reliability
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Baker, Sally – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The lament that "students can't write" remains loud and defiant, even after years of research pointing to the myriad factors that make students' writing challenging, particularly when they move into university. This paper reports on a longitudinal, ethnographic study which explored students' writing "in transition," from…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography, Literacy, Writing Achievement
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Godor, Brian P. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The role that teachers have in assessing student coursework is crucial. Their "determination" that a particular piece of student's work is "acceptable" has many serious consequences. With a lack of debate surrounding assessment, practices may become mired in conventions and disconnected from issues such as knowledge, power and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grading, Standards, Foreign Countries
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Dumford, Amber D.; Miller, Angie L. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Institutions may be interested in using alumni career success as evidence of institutional effectiveness, but the current study suggests that using income as the sole outcome may not be entirely capturing the occupational experience of graduates. Utilising data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, exploratory and confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Alumni, Success, Income, Outcomes of Education
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Stiller, Jurik; Hartmann, Stefan; Mathesius, Sabrina; Straube, Philipp; Tiemann, Rüdiger; Nordmeier, Volkhard; Krüger, Dirk; Upmeier zu Belzen, Annette – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to improve the criterion-related test score interpretation of a text-based assessment of scientific reasoning competencies in higher education by evaluating factors which systematically affect item difficulty. To provide evidence about the specific demands which test items of various difficulty make on pre-service…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Scientific Concepts, Difficulty Level, Test Items
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Shavelson, Richard J.; Domingue, Benjamin W.; Mariño, Julián P.; Molina Mantilla, Adriana; Morales Forero, Andrés; Wiley, Edward E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Changes in the nature of higher education are leading towards increased interest in the assessment of student learning. This study considers an attempt to apply value-added models for the purposes of comparing student learning across institutions, taking care to discuss special considerations inherent to the application of these models to higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Value Added Models, Higher Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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Muñoz-García, Antonio; Aviles-Herrera, María José – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
Recent research has shown an increase in academic dishonesty in different educational systems and levels, and negative effects on the academic institution, society and the students themselves. In order to describe the differential perception of academic dishonesty by Spanish secondary school and university students, and to study its consequences…
Descriptors: Deception, Student Behavior, Well Being, Satisfaction
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Hagel, Pauline; Carr, Rodney; Devlin, Marcia – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
Student engagement has rapidly developed a central place in the quality agenda of Australian universities since the introduction of the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE). The AUSSE is based on one developed in the USA. The main arguments given for adopting this survey in Australia are that it provides a valid instrument for…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Context Effect, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Stowell, Marie – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2004
Recent concerns about "fairness" in university entrance have highlighted the need to review existing practices in admissions processes. The agendas for equity and social inclusion, however, must also apply to the processes and outcomes of higher education, where considerations of "standards" are additionally crucial. As…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Equal Education, Academic Standards