Technologies of Student Testing for Learning Quality Evaluation in the System of Higher Education

By Bayukova, Nadezhda Olegovna; Kareva, Ludmila Alexandrovna et al. | International Education Studies, August 2015 | Go to article overview

Technologies of Student Testing for Learning Quality Evaluation in the System of Higher Education


Bayukova, Nadezhda Olegovna, Kareva, Ludmila Alexandrovna, Rudometova, Liliya Tarasovna, Shlangman, Marina Konstantinovna, Yarantseva, Natalia Vladislavovna, International Education Studies


Abstract

The paper deals with technology of students' achievement in the area of educational activities, methods, techniques, forms and conditions of monitoring knowledge quality in accordance with the requirements of Russian higher education system modernization. The authors propose methodic techniques of students' training for testing based on innovative and traditions approaches, development of the system of student's competences evaluation in the course of teaching using current educational technologies in higher institutions. Pedagogical testing is represented as a set of instruments that allows assuring systematic monitoring and objective evaluation of students' professional training quality in the course of entire education process, defining stages of tests carrying out and also ways and means of educational results adjustment. It's feasible to consider the system of criterion-referenced tests a main method for pedagogical testing organization. It consists of tests of a specific form, certain content, increasing difficulty, created for the purpose of quality increase in professional education of university students. Testing as one of monitoring forms should be on an equal basis with traditional solitary and control works. Combination of all kinds of control allows the teacher to complement education process in a more qualitative manner. The expected result is creation of the organization model of the system of students' knowledge evaluation based on elaborated vocationally-orientated test materials that evaluate competences included in the requirements of Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Professional Education of the third generation.

Keywords: test, technology, testing, module-rating system, monitoring, knowledge evaluation, local information systems, information technology

1. Introduction

Signing of the Bologna declaration caused the modernization of the Russian higher education system. The declaration puts an emphasis on the need for interrelation of European education and the labour market, its market orientation strengthening, and demand for graduates. Appling the principles of the Bologna process and taking into account European Standard of Quality Assurance in Higher Education, the university sticks to the following conception: suppliers of higher education take prime responsibility for its quality and assurance; incentive of quality culture development in higher education institutes; development of processes by means of which HEI may demonstrate their record keeping; quality assurance for the purpose of accounting is completely equal by importance to quality assurance for the purpose of education process improvement; educational institution's demonstration of their activity quality both nationally and internationally (European Standards of the Bologna process, 2005).

The study novelty is development of students' knowledge evaluation system that addresses qualitative, organizational aspects of knowledge evaluation using state-of-the-art educational technologies and their scientific rationale.

The object of the study is students' knowledge quality control in higher institutions.

The subject of the study is testing technology for evaluation of students training quality in higher institutions.

The purpose of the paper is development of evaluation system of students' knowledge, skills and abilities in the course of teaching using current educational technologies in higher institutions.

The paper is concerned with theoretical and scientific foundation of the use of high technologies in the system of students' evaluation by the teachers of North Eastern State University, addressing qualitative and organizational aspects of student's knowledge, skills and abilities evaluation with the use of modern state-of-the-art educational technologies and their scientific rationale.

The expected result is creation of the organization model of the system of students' knowledge evaluation based on elaborated vocationally-orientated test materials that evaluate competences included in the requirements of Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Professional Education of the third generation. …

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