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Pages: 4500-4507
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.2123

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

TERTIARY STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF KEY BENEFITS OF STUDENT-DESIGNED TESTS

S. Merkens

IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute (NEW ZEALAND)
This paper investigates tertiary students’ perceptions of key benefits from designing their own tests. Using a case study from an English-language course at IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute, 11 students worked in teams of two or three to create their own test questions, answers and marking criteria for the course’s final test assessment. Following the test-designing process, students individually reflected and shared in writing their perceptions of the experience. Utilising these reflections, the researcher identified four key benefits for tertiary students when designing their own tests. It was found that they are enhancement of critical thinking skills; successful knowledge recall and review; identification of course topics important to students themselves; and clearer final result expectations by students. These key benefits as well as other secondary benefits of student-designed tests will have implications for the improvement of tertiary students’ engagement in their education.
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author = {Merkens, S.},
title = {TERTIARY STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF KEY BENEFITS OF STUDENT-DESIGNED TESTS},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.2123},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.2123},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
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SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.2123
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S. Merkens (2016) TERTIARY STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF KEY BENEFITS OF STUDENT-DESIGNED TESTS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 4500-4507.
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