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AN INVESTIGATION INTO FACTORS CAUSING STUDENTS’ POOR RESULTS IN APTIS E-EXAM AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE NORTH OF VIETNAM
Trang Thi Thu Le

Building: Library
Room: Lobby - 1st Floor
Date: 2019-10-11 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-19

Abstract


The explosion of information and communication technology has spread its impacts to various sectors in modern life causing a shift in education system. In response to such situation, e-exams have been introduced to meet the requirementof both candidates and educational providers. Established by British Council, Aptis is an e-exam which requires students to address at the test venue andperform with computers connected to the internet. Although Aptis has just been applied for several years, a wide range of institutions across Vietnam has chosen this form of assessment as a learning outcome regulation and School ofForeign Languages, Thai Nguyen University (hereafter called SFL, TNU) is not anexception. However, there is a higher rate of students failing this e-exam compared to paper-based exams. Hence, this research is conducted to explore factors causing SFL - TNU English majored students failure and students’ attitudes towards Aptis e-exam. It is expected that the results of this paper would contribute to the improvement of the assessment form at SFL - TNU.

 


Keywords


factors, students' poor results, Aptis, e-exam