Self test: a flexible self assessment package for distance and other learners

Taylor, Janet (1998) Self test: a flexible self assessment package for distance and other learners. Computers and Education, 31 (3). pp. 319-328. ISSN 0360-1315

Abstract

In this paper we present a new flexible self assessment package called Self Test. This package has been designed primarily for distance students to assess their readiness or mastery of particular topics. It differs from other packages in that it allows a student to self-grade a series of questions as if they were an expert evaluator giving the student the flexibility to complete a problem in up to six different ways and to be awarded partial credit. Results of the evaluation of the package over two years with groups of engineering students studying mathematics are presented, and indicate that the package is efficient and effective. The applicability of the package for all subject areas is discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Office of Preparatory and Academic Studies
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 06:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: online education; assessment; self testing; engineering students
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/S0360-1315(98)00044-X
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/13835

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