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Type: Journal article
Title: Examinations and the ESL student - more evidence of particular disadvantages
Author: Smith, C.
Citation: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2011; 36(1):13-25
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0260-2938
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Chris Smith
Abstract: Two years of assessment results from the full‐time MBA of a highly ranked UK business school are examined to compare the outcomes for students for whom English is a second language (ESL) with those for whom English is a primary language (EPL). The results suggest that the overall higher level of higher‐degree outcomes for the EPL group is underpinned by evidence of an interaction between assessment methodology (coursework versus timed, closed book examinations) and assessment outcomes with examinations particularly disadvantaging the ESL cohort in terms of final grades.
Keywords: assessment; examinations; ESL; MBA; equity
Rights: © 2011 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0020102124
DOI: 10.1080/02602930903173959
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