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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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Fischer, Elisabeth; Hänze, Martin – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
To advance the discussion on the validity of student evaluations of university teaching, student ratings of two teaching dimensions -- student involvement and rapport -- were compared with corresponding observer ratings. Seven potential bias variables were tested with regard to their impact on the students' teaching assessment: three teacher…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Bias, Observation
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Seyfried, Markus – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Following decades of quality management featuring in higher education settings, questions regarding its implementation, impact and outcomes remain. Indeed, leaving aside anecdotal case studies and value-laden documentaries of best practice, current research still knows very little about the implementation of quality management in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Preferences
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Musekamp, Frank; Pearce, Jacob – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
The goal of this paper is to examine the relationship of student motivation and achievement in low-stakes assessment contexts. Using Pearson product-moment correlations and hierarchical linear regression modelling to analyse data on 794 tertiary students who undertook a low-stakes engineering mechanics assessment (along with the questionnaire of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, College Students, Engineering Education
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Knauf, Helen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Feedback on student performance is an important part of university assessment procedures. However, effective feedback is hampered by various obstacles. The growing heterogeneity of the student body increases these barriers, particularly with regard to the reception of feedback. One strategy to overcome these obstacles can be to communicate…
Descriptors: Reading, Listening, Higher Education, Electronic Learning
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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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Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Schmidt, Susanne; Brückner, Sebastian; Förster, Manuel; Yamaoka, Michio; Asano, Tadayoshi – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Recent trends towards harmonising and internationalising business and economics studies in higher education are affecting the structure and content of programmes and courses, and necessitate more transparent and comparable information on students' economic knowledge and skills. In this study, we examine by linear multilevel regression modelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, Macroeconomics, Knowledge Level
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the significance of information literacy self-assessments in higher education with a special focus on situational conditions increasing their explanatory power. First, it was hypothesised that self-assessments of information literacy correlate higher with factual information literacy if measured after the administration of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Higher Education
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Schilling, Jan; Klamma, Ralf – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2010
Recently, there has been increasing criticism concerning academic computer science education. This paper presents a new approach based on the principles of constructivist learning design as well as the ideas of knowledge transfer in communities of practice. The course "High-tech Entrepreneurship and New Media" was introduced as an…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Case Studies, Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice