Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Second International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Are we assessing correctly our students? Spain versus Finland.
María del Mar Camacho-Miñano, Cristina Del Campo, David Pascual-Ezama, Elena Urquia-Grande, Carlos Rivero, Murat Akpinar

Last modified: 06-06-2016


The aim of this paper is twofold: first, to analyse the comparison of coursework and final examination between Finland and Spain in order to test if there are differences in assessment methodologies; second, to study whether there are different factors (such as gender, age, subject, students’ motivation and preferences) that have an impact on the assessment of students from the two countries. We analyze the final grade obtained by 117 freshmen enrolled on the Statistics and/or Financial Accounting subjects in Business Administration Degree. The most interesting results are that the coursework mark is higher than the final examination in both subjects in both Universities, except for male students enrolled in statistics and, also, that gender, type of subject and students´preferences have an impact on the academic outcomes.

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