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Chong, Sin Wang – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The increasing prominence of technology has given rise to new ways for writing teachers to give feedback electronically. Specifically, this article focuses on electronic written feedback (e-feedback) given to a group of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) community college students. Although previous studies have investigated the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Duque Micán, Adriana; Cuesta Medina, Liliana – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
This study explores the influence of self-assessment of vocabulary competence on a group of students' oral fluency. Twenty-four young adult learners participated in a learning process that promoted their oral skills and vocabulary development. Self-assessment was mainly examined through the analysis of students' learning logs, field notes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation
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Liu, Ou Lydia; Mao, Liyang; Frankel, Lois; Xu, Jun – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Critical thinking is a learning outcome highly valued by higher education institutions and the workforce. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has designed a next generation assessment, the HEIghten™ critical thinking assessment, to measure students' critical thinking skills in analytical and synthetic dimensions. This paper introduces the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cognitive Tests, Test Validity, Thinking Skills
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Reinholz, Daniel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
This paper advances a model describing how peer assessment supports self-assessment. Although prior research demonstrates that peer assessment promotes self-assessment, the connection between these two activities is underspecified. This model, the assessment cycle, draws from theories of self-assessment to elaborate how learning takes place…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Models, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learning
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Tavares, Orlanda; Sin, Cristina; Amaral, Alberto – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
In Portugal, the agency for assessment and accreditation of higher education has recently included in its remit, beyond programme accreditation, the certification of internal quality assurance systems. This implies lighter touch accreditation and aims to direct institutions towards improvement, in addition to accountability. Twelve institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Certification
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Shek, Daniel Tan Lei; Yu, Lu; Wu, Florence Ka Yu; Chai, Wen Yu – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
Under the new four-year undergraduate programme, a general education framework titled "General University Requirements" (GUR) has been developed and implemented since 2012/2013 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). To evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the GUR in its first year, focus group interviews with students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Undergraduate Students, General Education