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dc.contributor.authorPollari, Pirjo
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-12T06:31:04Z
dc.date.available2017-09-12T06:31:04Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationPollari, P. (2017). The power of assessment : What (dis)empowers students in their EFL assessment in a Finnish upper secondary school?. <i>Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies</i>, <i>11</i>(2), 147-175. <a href="https://doi.org/10.17011/apples/urn.201708233543" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.17011/apples/urn.201708233543</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_27206035
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_74911
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/55319
dc.description.abstractAssessment wields a great deal of power over students. Yet, there is little research on how students, either in general or as individuals, experience assessment. Therefore, this study aimed to explore what disempowers or empowers students in EFL assessment. A total of 146 students from one Finnish upper secondary school answered a questionnaire on assessment and feedback in their EFL studies. The study utilises mixed methods: primarily, the questionnaire data was analysed quantitatively (principal component analysis, step-wise regression analysis), secondarily, qualitative data and analysis were also used. The analyses showed that students reacted to assessment in highly individual ways. While many students appreciated assessment, a significant minority found assessment disempowering. Assessment caused them considerable anxiety and they did not consider assessment methods good and versatile enough. Furthermore, feedback played a role in assessment disempowerment. Therefore, EFL assessment and feedback methods should be more versatile in order to also cater for those students who currently may feel disempowered by assessment.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCentre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApples : Journal of Applied Language Studies
dc.rightsThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
dc.subject.otherassessment
dc.subject.otherstudents’ experiences
dc.subject.otherdisempowerment
dc.subject.otherupper secondary education
dc.subject.otherEFL
dc.titleThe power of assessment : What (dis)empowers students in their EFL assessment in a Finnish upper secondary school?
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201709073679
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosNormaalikoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.laitosTeacher Training Schoolen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEnglannin kielifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEnglishen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-09-07T12:15:08Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange147-175
dc.relation.issn1457-9863
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume11
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s). Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
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dc.subject.ysovoimaantuminen
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24516
dc.relation.doi10.17011/apples/urn.201708233543


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