Title

Identifying and Analysing Assessment Needs of Tertiary Students at a Regional Campus

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Associateion inscrite au Registre des Associations du Tribunal d'Instance de Strasbourg

Faculty

Regional Professional Studies

School

Regional Professional Studies

RAS ID

5430

Comments

This article was originally published as: Audy, J. (2008). Identifying and Analysing Assessment Needs of Tertiary Students at a Regional Campus. Proceedings of Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris 17-19 July 2008. (pp. 141-155). Paris, France. Association inscrite au Registre des Associations du Tribunal d'Instance de Strasbourg. Conference website available here

Abstract

The study focuses on perceived importance and needs in assessments by students and lecturers at a tertiary level. It involved semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, as well as group discussions that were carried out separately with students and lecturers. Questions were designed to find the lecturers' and students' attitudes towards their worst and best assessment, with their own reasoning describing why this may be the case. In total, six lecturers and twenty four students were interviewed. Both the lecturers, 60%, and the students, 67%, agreed that the worst assessment usually associated with the subjects that were badly taught or not properly explained. Results showed that the assessments need to be connected with a wide variety of real-life circumstances. Finally, 88% of those interviewed agreed that, in no circumstances, the adjustments in curriculum or assessments should be appropriated towards improving retention by 'keeping the slow learners in the system', and the standard should be maintained or raised in order to keep up with the continuous developments in education,

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