STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ASSESSMENT PRACTICES
Keywords:Assessment Practices, Students’ Perceptions
Assessment plays a critical role in the learning process of students and learning is considered to be directed by the way students perceive their assessment practices. This paper reports the results of a study of the students’ perceptions of the current assessment practices. By employing a survey research design gender and year level difference in the perceptions of the students were also explored. Students’ Perceptions of Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ) having five scales: congruence with planned learning, authenticity, student consultation, transparency, and diversity, consisting of 24 items was used as an instrument for data collection from a sample of 120 students.. Descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, standard deviation etc.) and independent sample t-test were used for data analysis. The results of the study revealed that students were satisfied with their current assessment and there were no significant gender and year level differences in their perceptions of assessment.
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