# Self test: a flexible self assessment package for distance and other learners

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*Computers and Education.*31 (3), pp. 319-328. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1315(98)00044-X

Article Title | Self test: a flexible self assessment package for distance and other learners |
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ERA Journal ID | 17811 |

Article Category | Article |

Authors | |

Author | Taylor, Janet |

Journal Title | Computers and Education |

Journal Citation | 31 (3), pp. 319-328 |

Number of Pages | 10 |

Year | 1998 |

Place of Publication | Oxford, United Kingdom |

ISSN | 0360-1315 |

1873-782X | |

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) | https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1315(98)00044-X |

Web Address (URL) | http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013159800044X |

Abstract | In this paper we present a new flexible self assessment package called Self Test. This package has been designed primarily for distance students to assess their readiness or mastery of particular topics. It differs from other packages in that it allows a student to self-grade a series of questions as if they were an expert evaluator giving the student the flexibility to complete a problem in up to six different ways and to be awarded partial credit. Results of the evaluation of the package over two years with groups of engineering students studying mathematics are presented, and indicate that the package is efficient and effective. The applicability of the package for all subject areas is discussed. |

Keywords | online education; assessment; self testing; engineering students |

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020 | 520102. Educational psychology |

529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified | |

390402. Education assessment and evaluation | |

Byline Affiliations | Learning and Teaching Support Unit |

Institution of Origin | University of Southern Queensland |

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q05z0/self-test-a-flexible-self-assessment-package-for-distance-and-other-learners

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