Assessment instruments: Their use and the competence of university professors in their application

Cristina Vallés Rapp, Lurdes Martínez-Mínguez, María del Rosario Romero Martín

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© 2018, Universidad Austral de Chile. In recent years, a change of educational model been taking place in higher education, one opposed to traditional models and oriented fundamentally toward knowledge accumulation by students. This requires teaching staff to use new methodologies and evaluation systems. The purpose of this study is to understand the evaluation instruments used by P.E. teachers and the level of aptitude that they consider themselves to have when implementing them. A questionnaire was designed and completed by 345 university professors. The results suggest that teachers apply a wide range of assessment tools that allow them to enhance different student skills. We also found positive correlations between the frequency of use and competence of the professor and between the use of coherent instruments and training processes. Finally, this work highlights the use of increasingly competency-based instruments in teaching studies and the psycho-pedagogical training of teachers, which indicates positive differences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-169
JournalEstudios Pedagogicos
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Assessment
  • Competencias
  • Educación superior
  • Evaluación
  • Formación inicial de profesorado
  • Higher education
  • Initial teacher training
  • Profesorado universitario
  • Skills
  • University teacher

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