Student Perspectives on Assessment

Student Perspectives on Assessment

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A volume in Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning Series Editor: Dennis M. McInerney, The Hong Kong Institute of Education Assessment for learning is meant to engage, motivate, and enable students to do better in their learning. However, how students themselves perceive assessments (both high-stakes qualifications and low-stakes monitoring) is not well understood. This volume collects research studies from Europe, North and South America, Asia, and New Zealand that have deliberately focused on how students in primary, secondary, and tertiary education conceive of, experience, understand, and evaluate assessments. Assessment for learning has assumed that formative assessments and classroom practices would be an unqualified success in terms of student learning outcomes. Making use of a variety of qualitatively interpreted focus groups, observations, and interviews and factor-analytic survey methods, the studies collected in this volume raise doubts as to the validity of this formulation. We commend this volume to readers hoping to stimulate their own thinking and research in the area of student assessment. We believe the chapters will challenge researchers, policy makers, teacher educators, and instructors as to how assessment for learning can be implemented.In Human Development and How People Learn, a cumulative, externally- moderated final examination is worth 50% of the course grade. ... Marks are determined by a combination of a midterm examination, a final examination, an essay assignment, and a term project that has ... Overall, there were 154 participants: 105 female participants, who made up 68% of the total sample, and 49 male participants, anbsp;...

Title:Student Perspectives on Assessment
Author: Dennis M. McInerney, Gavin T. L. Brown, Arief Darmanegara Liem
Publisher:IAP - 2009

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