A Comparative Study of assessment Procedures in Universities of Iran and World Top Universities

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The major objective of the present study was to conduct a comparative study of the assessment procedures in the universities of Iran and world top universities. To this end, using purposive sampling, we opted for universities of Tehran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and Isfahan from were selected in order to be compared with 16 top universities of different continent. Thus, we opted for 16 universities from the United States of America, England, South Africa, Australia, and Turkey. In so much as the methodology is concerned, we shall employ Jeorge Bordi's comparative and four-staged model which embarks upon the comparative processes in terms of four stages of description, interpretation, adjacency, and comparison. The data collection tools include a respective list related to the information driven out of the first and second hand resources of assessment procedures in different universities of the world. These sets of information were available online in respective documents and websites. After data were collected and described, we interpreted and analysed them in terms of different tables. The findings indicated that the universities of Iran make use of questionnaires that are filled out by the students that have taken the respective course/s. This is whilst the assessment procedures in different universities of the world is undertaken by the existing students, graduates, colleagues, departments and Scientific and professional unions. The related results showed that all universities under research employ semester-final questionnaire to assess a course.Assessing the elements of a course curriculum is different in universities.

Quarterly Journal of New Thoughts on Education, Volume:16 Issue: 2, 2020
29 to 74
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