Development and Application of Assessment Standards to Advanced Written Assignments

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Miihkinen , A & Virtanen , T H 2018 , ' Development and Application of Assessment Standards to Advanced Written Assignments ' , Accounting Education , vol. 27 , no. 2 , pp. 121-159 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2017.1396480

Title: Development and Application of Assessment Standards to Advanced Written Assignments
Author: Miihkinen, Antti; Virtanen, Tuija Helena
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Management & Organizations For Sustainable Food Systems

Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 39
Belongs to series: Accounting Education
ISSN: 0963-9284
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2017.1396480
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311429
Abstract: This study describes the results of a project that focused on developing an assessment rubric to be used as the assessment criteria for the written thesis of accounting majors and the quality of the coursework during the seminar. We used descriptive analysis and the survey method to collect information for the development work and to examine the effect of the rubric on learning. We find that the rubric has a positive effect on students' understanding, self-assessment, confidence, and integration. We contribute to the extant literature by adding to prior work that has examined factors that can improve students' learning outcomes. By synthesizing theories on approaches to learning and self-regulation, and combining them with literature on self-efficacy and social/academic integration, we bring conceptual clarity to the elements of learning in a course, which consist of written assignments and the accompanying group work. The paper demonstrates a way to help university students to learn via explicit assessment rubrics, and thus offers novel ideas for accounting educators.
Subject: 511 Economics
assessment
assurance of learning
rubric
written assignment
512 Business and Management
Assessment
assurance of learning
rubric
written assignments
SELF-EFFICACY
HIGHER-EDUCATION
ACCOUNTING EDUCATION
BUSINESS SCHOOLS
ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
LEARNING OUTCOMES
COLLEGE-STUDENTS
PERFORMANCE
ACHIEVEMENT
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