Title: The overall effects of end-of-course assessment on student performance: A comparison between multiple choice testing, peer assessment, case-based assessment and portfolio assessment
Authors: Struyven, Katrien ×
Dochy, Filip
Janssens, Steven
Schelfhout, Wouter
Gielen, Sarah #
Issue Date: 2006
Series Title: Studies in Educational Evaluation vol:32 issue:3 pages:202-222
Abstract: This study investigates the effect of method of assessment on student performance. Five research conditions go together with one of four assessment modes, namely: portfolio, case-based, peer assessment, and multiple choice evaluation. Data collection is done by means of a pre-test/post-test-design with the help of two standardised tests (N=816).
Results show that assessment method does make a difference: assessments do not produce overall effects on student performance. Moreover, student-activating instruction efforts do not automatically result in more extensive learning gains. Finally, test results show, when compared to other assessments, a statistically significant positive effect of the multiple choice test on students' test scores. However, students' preparation level and the closed book format of the tests might serve explanatory purposes.
Description: 01
ISSN: 0191-491X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Educational Sciences Research Units (-)
Education and Training
× corresponding author
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