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McMorran, Chris; Ragupathi, Kiruthika; Luo, Simei – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The relationship between assessment and learning in higher education often comes down to a single thing: a grade. Despite widespread criticism of grades as inexact tools, whose overemphasis undermines student learning and negatively affects student well-being, they continue to be the norm in the assessment of student learning. This paper analyses…
Descriptors: Nongraded Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Student Surveys
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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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Spatar, Ciprian; Penna, Nigel; Mills, Henny; Kutija, Vedrana; Cooke, Martin – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
Group work can form a substantial component of degree programme assessments. To satisfy institutional and student expectations, students must often be assigned individual marks for their contributions to the group project, typically by mapping a single holistic group mark to individual marks using peer assessment scores. Since the early 1990s,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Group Activities, Grades (Scholastic), Methods
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Lew, Magdeleine D. N.; Alwis, W. A. M.; Schmidt, Henk G. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2010
The purpose of the two studies presented here was to evaluate the accuracy of students' self-assessment ability, to examine whether this ability improves over time and to investigate whether self-assessment is more accurate if students believe that it contributes to improving learning. To that end, the accuracy of the self-assessments of 3588…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Beliefs, Learning Processes, Correlation
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Charng-Ning, Chen; Kwong, Yip Woon – Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1987
A program providing second-year civil engineering students in Singapore with experience in constructing full-size structures assigns students to companies involved in the construction process for role-playing in each of the major functions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Construction (Process), Engineering Education, Evaluation Methods