Evaluating Tests and Descriptive Examinations in the Conditions of Covid19 and Before It (Case Study: University of Applied Sciences & Technology)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty member of University of Applied Science & Technology, Karaj, Iran

2 Vice President of Examinations of the National Education Assessment Organization, Tehran, Iran

3 Faculty member of University of Applied Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran


Objective: The epidemic of Covid-19 had a great impact on the society and many jobs and activities of the human society underwent changes. These changes also happened in the field of education in schools and universities. Training has changed from face-to-face training to virtual training. In some semesters, the tests were also changed from face-to-face to virtual tests. In this research, the status of grades and the quality of the design of questions in test and descriptive exams were investigated in the conditions of Corona and before it.
Methods: For this purpose, data mining and analysis of average and variance of students' grades in courses in different semesters and the results of interviews with lecturers and managers of applied scientific education centers were used.
Results: The results of this research provided an index for comparing the performance of provinces and applied scientific education centers to the senior managers of the University of Applied Science and Technology.
Conclusion: The results showed that in the first semesters of the virtual exams due to the corona virus, due to the fact that the teachers did not have enough familiarity with designing the questions in a virtual way, the quality of the exams was lower, but this quality has gradually improved. In the tests, the quality of the design of the questions in the time of Corona and virtual tests did not differ significantly from before.


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