Perceptions Regarding Online Assessment in Times of COVID-19: a Study of University Students in Lima

Iván Montes-Iturrizaga, Gloria María Zambrano Aranda, Yajaira Licet Pamplona-Ciro, Klinge Orlando Villalba-Condori

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The assessment of learning in the classroom requires relevant evidence (performance tests as opposed to answer selection tests) in order to establish adequate feedback processes. Thus, it is considered that performance tests such as oral, essay or case exams would offer an adequate guideline to meaningfully address the study materials. In this context, a quantitative study was conducted to characterize the perceptions and preferences regarding the tests that teachers apply. The sample consisted of university students (n = 240) from a private university in Lima. A questionnaire was applied through Google Forms to students who were doing their studies online (exceptionally) due to COVID-19. It was found that students were evaluated, mostly, with multiple choice tests with rote questions and reasoning questions. In addition, it was found that students recognize that essay exams were the most important for their training; but they preferred multiple choice exam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-167
Number of pages11
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 International Conference on Systems Engineering, JINIS 2023 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 Oct 20235 Oct 2023


  • Assessment of learning
  • college students
  • COVID-19
  • essay exam
  • multiple choice exam
  • online education


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