Due Today See attachment, it is “like” this test. It is not the attached test, you actually have to log into my class and do an online test. But you can get an idea of what the questions are going to be like if you see the attachment. I need B+ grade. My friend will pay for his too if you get B+, we can both pay right now.
Title: Understanding the Impact of Online Assessments on Student Learning
Online assessments have become increasingly popular in educational settings due to their convenience, flexibility, and ability to provide immediate feedback. However, it is important to understand the impact of online assessments on student learning outcomes. This study aims to explore the effectiveness of online assessments and their potential implications for student achievement. By evaluating both the benefits and drawbacks of this assessment method, educators can make informed decisions about integrating online assessments into their teaching practices.
Online assessments have gained traction in recent years due to advancements in technology and the increasing availability of online learning platforms. The potential benefits of online assessments include increased efficiency, reduced administrative tasks, improved accessibility, and enhanced engagement through the use of multimedia elements (Vargo & Tian, 2019). Additionally, online assessments often provide immediate feedback to students, allowing for timely remediation and a deeper understanding of the material (Southard, 2017).
On the other hand, some scholars argue that online assessments may not accurately measure higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking abilities due to their reliance on multiple-choice questions (Klegeris et al., 2011). Furthermore, concerns regarding cheating and plagiarism have been raised, as online assessments lack secure testing environments and supervision (Burrus et al., 2020). It is imperative to consider these potential drawbacks when implementing online assessments.
To evaluate the impact of online assessments on student learning outcomes, a mixed-methods research design will be employed. The study will focus on a sample of undergraduate students enrolled in a diverse range of courses across multiple disciplines. Quantitative data will be collected through pre- and post-test assessments, while qualitative data will be obtained through interviews with a select group of students.
The pre-test assessment will consist of a combination of multiple-choice questions and short answer questions, designed to measure students’ prior knowledge and understanding. Following the completion of the pre-test, students will engage in online learning activities related to the content covered in the assessment. The post-test assessment will be identical to the pre-test, allowing for a comparison of student growth and learning outcomes.
In addition to the assessments, semi-structured interviews will be conducted with a purposive sample of students who have participated in the online assessments. The interviews will explore students’ experiences with online assessments, their perceptions of the assessments’ impact on their learning, and any challenges encountered during the process.
Quantitative data obtained from the pre- and post-test assessments will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, such as means, standard deviations, and inferential statistics, such as t-tests or ANOVA, depending on the nature of the data. These statistical analyses will provide insights into students’ learning growth and the overall impact of online assessments on student achievement.
Qualitative data collected through interviews will be transcribed and analyzed thematically using a grounded theory approach. Themes and patterns will be identified based on the participants’ responses, allowing for a deeper understanding of students’ experiences with online assessments.
This study will contribute to the existing literature on the impact of online assessments on student learning outcomes. By examining the benefits and drawbacks of online assessments, educators can make informed decisions about their implementation. Moreover, the findings of this study may inform the development of effective strategies for maximizing the benefits and minimizing the limitations of online assessments in educational settings.