Investigating Thai lecturers' perceptions about factors undermined the reliability of summative assessment during COVID-19
by Mohammed Yassin Mohd Aba Sha'ar; Phanit Singhasuwan; Chamaiporn Buddharat; Pimporn Markphan
International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED), Vol. 14, No. 1, 2023

Abstract: The study examines the impact of COVID-19 on the assessment process in the Thai context. It investigates the factors that undermined the reliability of online assessment during COVID-19. 196 lecturers voluntarily participated in questionnaires data collection, out of which 15 were conveniently selected for interviews. Descriptive statistics and qualitative content analysis were utilised for data analysis. The findings revealed that COVID-19 affected the assessment process and increased the digital divide among the students. It urged cancelling and/or replacing the assessments with assignments. The findings also show that the reliability of online assessment was undermined by three factors namely students' and lecturers' digital illiteracy, the possibility of cheating, and the inefficiency of online assessment tools to assess students' different skills and competencies. The findings give the lecturers insights into the threats and possibilities for improving online assessment, as technology is still under-developed in the field of online assessment.

Online publication date: Tue, 13-Dec-2022

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