Student Perceptions of Assessments in Taiwan and the United States
|Chuang Wang, Dawson Hancock, Jin-Jy Shieh, Jeremy Hachen
|The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of both formative and summative assessment in Taiwan and the United States. The focus is on the comparisons between undergraduate and graduate students and between U.S. and Taiwanese students in their attitudes toward the use of assessment in higher education. Responses from 349 undergraduate and graduate students from Taiwan and 97 undergraduate and graduate students from a large city in the United States were used for chi-square test, multivariate analysis of variance, and independent samples t-test. The two groups of students were comparable with respect to the distribution of gender and grade level. Results suggest no statistically significant difference with respect to the forms of assessment: self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment.
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