Assessment and Verification: A Higher Education Perspective

Afzal Sayed Munna

Abstract


The term Assessment and Verification is an integral part of the student achievement and considered as a fundamental function of higher education. Assessment and verification confirm and assures the academic integrity and standard which has a vital impact on student behaviour, colleagues’ involvements, the university reputation and finally the student’s future lives. Research Objective: The research aimed to explore various academic and industry-based literatures to analyse the importance of assessment and verification and also to identify areas to ensure reliability in assessment by testing skills and knowledge. Methods: The research used experimental research methods (primarily reflection) using literary forms to analyse the theory with the reinforcement of the practice from the university experiences. It also has collected data using semi-structured interview from mutually agreed department colleagues from 5 different higher educational institutes consists of 3 university and 2 alternative providers based in London, United Kingdom. Findings: The result shows that assessment in higher educational institutes have not kept pace with the changes and no longer justify the outcomes we expect from a university education in relation to wide-ranging knowledge, skills and employability.  Future Implications: The research findings will enable the educators to help create and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment to improve the learner’s expectation and academic performance.


Keywords


Assessment Verification Higher Education Student Achievement Quality Assurance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v15i3.20080

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