Student Assessment at Universitas Terbuka Indonesia

Adnan, Irma (2015) Student Assessment at Universitas Terbuka Indonesia. In: Invitation to the International Conference on Scientific Research (ICSR 2015), 8-10 September 2015, Open University Thailand.


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This paper addresses experiences of student assessmentand examination at Universitas Terbuka (UT), the open university in Indonesia. UT applies both formative and summative assessment.Formative assessment is provided in the form of tests included in written materials of every learning unit of the course materials or modules. Summative evaluation is conducted at two levels, at course level and program level. Assessment at course level is determined on the basis of combined achievements in semester examination, tutorial assignments, teaching practice performance and other practical works outcomes. Assessment at program level includes completion of required courses, including a written comprehensive assignment at undergraduate level, and thesis and oral defence at graduate level. Each assessment contributes to the final grade of the course. To measure the student’s mastery of the course, UT implemented examination system that conducted at regional offices twice a year. Examination items are selected using a computerised item banking system on the basis of test blueprints, and the result of generate the items are examination manuscripts. The manuscripts are then printed and duplicated into the examination papers using digital printing system. This exam papers distributes to regional offices that conducting semester examination. Students’ answer sheets are packaged by staffs in the regional offices and sent back to the Examination Centre, for further processing , namely the process of assessing student answer sheets using a computer system and grading process. UT implemented online examination system as well in order to provide a solution to the students who face problems such as have conflicting course schedules or inability to attend the paper-based examination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): 2015-In-008
Uncontrolled Keywords: item banking system; digital printing system; online examination; examination center
Subjects: 000 Generalities > 000-009 Knowledge - Special Computer Methods (Ilmu Umum dan Komputer) > 004.11 Digital Computer (Komputer Digital)
300 Social Science > 330-339 Economics (Ilmu Ekonomi) > 332.17 Banking Services (Layanan Bank)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel Pendidikan Terbuka Jarak Jauh
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 01:26
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 03:03

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