EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN STUDENTS LEARNING
Universidad Autónoma del Carmen (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Evaluation and assessment has been one of the difficulties that the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) has faced over the past years. In order to accomplish international standards, public universities all over the country have been evaluated through different organizations. The purpose of these evaluations is to identify quality standard related to the educational program and its contextual aspects. That is, the facilities, services, professors, exchange with national and international universities, and of course the results of the Undergraduate General Examination (Examen General de Egreso – EGEL). 2016 was the first time that a group of 20 students presented the General Evaluation for the Accreditation of the Bachelor Degree in English Language Teaching (EGAL-EIN). In order to help students to achieve the minimum passing grade, which is 1000 points total in the exam. The Faculty of Educational Sciences offered a workshop where students worked with an anthology during 3 weeks. In this workshop, the students examined the different topics covered in the exam. Those topic are regarding to the Origins and concepts of English Language, Language Learning and Teaching, and Teacher practice. The objective of the workshop was to prepare the candidates for the exam and the professor in charge designed a pre and post-test to measure students’ performance. During the workshop students designed a set of questions, for each one of the topics, according to the questions format from National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (Centro Nacional de Evaluación para la Educación Superior – CENEVAL). The results obtained after students presented the EGAL-EIN were not the expected though professors identified the program aspects that needed improvements and the topics required to work in the future.
Keywords: Evaluation, assessment, general examination.