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Steyn, Carly; Davies, Clint; Sambo, Adeel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching and learning are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of high-quality, student-centred education. Insights into student perceptions of their learning experience provide important information that can be used to inform course design and development. The majority of course evaluations take the form…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Feedback (Response), Curriculum Development, Course Content
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Huisman, Bart; Saab, Nadira; van den Broek, Paul; van Driel, Jan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Peer feedback is frequently implemented with academic writing tasks in higher education. However, a quantitative synthesis is still lacking for the impact that peer feedback has on students' writing performance. The current study conveyed two types of observations. First, regarding the impact of peer feedback on writing performance, this study…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Peer Evaluation
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Villarroel, Verónica; Bloxham, Susan; Bruna, Daniela; Bruna, Carola; Herrera-Seda, Constanza – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Authenticity has been identified as a key characteristic of assessment design which promotes learning. Authentic assessment aims to replicate the tasks and performance standards typically found in the world of work, and has been found to have a positive impact on student learning, autonomy, motivation, self-regulation and metacognition; abilities…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Barriers, Higher Education, Models
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Purchase, Helen; Hamer, John – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Articles discussing and analysing student peer-review activities proliferate the educational literature, typically describing one or more class exercises where students provide feedback on each other's work. These papers usually focus on a peer-review activity designed as a scholarly study, and make conclusions about its success or otherwise.…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Assignments, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Ransome, Josie; Newton, Philip M. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
A substantial proportion of university students report committing plagiarism and related forms of misconduct. An academic integrity-focused approach to addressing plagiarism emphasises the promotion of positive values alongside education of staff and students about good, and bad, practice in writing, studying and assessment design. The concept was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, College Students, Cheating
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Day, Indira N. Z.; van Blankenstein, Floris M.; Westenberg, Michiel; Admiraal, Wilfried – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
In-course assessment, such as midterms, quizzes or presentations, is often an integral part of higher education courses. These so-called intermediate assessments influence students' final grades. The current review investigates which characteristics of intermediate assessment relate to these grades. In total, 88 articles were reviewed that…
Descriptors: Correlation, Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic), Formative Evaluation
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Franco, Renato Soleiman; Franco, Camila Ament Giuliani dos Santos; Pestana, Olívia; Severo, Milton; Ferreira, Maria Amélia – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The main objective of this research was to review the characteristics of portfolios and their outcomes for teaching professionalism to undergraduate medical students. A systematic review on the use of portfolios in teaching professionalism to medical students identified 1,257 papers. Of these, 11 articles met all inclusion criteria. According to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Professionalism
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Frederik, Hans; Hasanefendic, Sandra; van der Sijde, Peter – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
In this paper, we analyse 53 Dutch accreditation reports in the field of information technology to assess the mechanisms of the reported involvement of the professional field in the undergraduate programmes of universities of applied sciences. The results of qualitative content analysis reveal a coupling effect in reporting on mechanisms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Information Technology, College Programs
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Ashenafi, Michael Mogessie – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Peer assessment in higher education has been studied for decades. Despite the substantial amount of research carried out, peer assessment has yet to make significant advances. This review identifies themes of recent research and highlights the challenges that have hampered its advance. Most of these challenges arise from the manual nature of peer…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Higher Education, College Students, Educational Research
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López-Pastor, Victor; Sicilia-Camacho, Alvaro – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Formative assessment is the process by which teachers provide information to students during the learning process to modify their understanding and self-regulation. An important process within this is shared assessment, which refers to student involvement in the assessment and learning practice, a process of dialogue and collaboration between…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Feedback (Response), Best Practices
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Li, Hongli; Xiong, Yao; Zang, Xiaojiao; Kornhaber, Mindy L.; Lyu, Youngsun; Chung, Kyung Sun; Suen, Hoi K. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Given the wide use of peer assessment, especially in higher education, the relative accuracy of peer ratings compared to teacher ratings is a major concern for both educators and researchers. This concern has grown with the increase of peer assessment in digital platforms. In this meta-analysis, using a variance-known hierarchical linear modelling…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Meta Analysis, Student Evaluation
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Pereira, Diana; Flores, Maria Assunção; Niklasson, Laila – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
A review of articles published in "Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education," over the last eight years (2006-2013) on assessment in higher education, since the introduction of the Bologna process, is the subject of the paper. The first part discusses the key issue of assessment in higher education and the method used for selecting…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews, Evaluation
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Simpson, Adrian – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Existing research provides evidence at the module level of systematic differences in patterns of assessment, marks achieved and distributions of marks between different disciplines. This paper examines those issues at the degree course level, and suggests reasons for the presence or absence of those module-level relationships at this higher level.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Student Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Institutional Characteristics
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Richardson, John T. E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
In the UK and other countries, the use of end-of-module assessment by coursework in higher education has increased over the last 40?years. This has been justified by various pedagogical arguments. In addition, students themselves prefer to be assessed either by coursework alone or by a mixture of coursework and examinations than by examinations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
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Golding, Clinton; Sharmini, Sharon; Lazarovitch, Ayelet – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
Although many articles have been written about thesis assessment, none provide a comprehensive, general picture of what examiners do as they assess a thesis. To synthesise this diverse literature, we reviewed 30 articles, triangulated their conclusions and identified 11 examiner practices. Thesis examiners tend to be broadly consistent in their…
Descriptors: Examiners, Graduate Students, Student Evaluation, Expectation
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