Online testing: Perceptions of university students in Jordan

Akram Al Basheer, Samer Khasawneh, Amjad Abu-Loum, Ahmad Qablan

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the online testing experience of the Hashemite University students in Jordan. A sample of 258 undergraduate students representing most academic fields during the second semester of the academic year 2006/2007 were surveyed using the Students' Perceptions of Online Testing Instrument (SPOTI), a 33-item Likert-type questionnaire. Analysis of the SPOTI scale resulted in 26 items distributed over three factors: environment of online testing (11 items), benefits of online testing (10 items), and problems with online testing (5 items). Results also showed that, on the overall, students' perceptions toward the Hashemite University's strategy for online testing were found to be positive and moderate, indicating students' acceptance of the university's decision for adopting and implementing online testing. Finally, the results revealed no significant differences in students' perceptions toward online testing based on gender, age, academic level, or years of online testing experience. However, based on GPA, the results revealed the existence of significant differences in students' perception toward online testing on the benefits of online testing dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-70
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer-based assessment
  • Higher ducation
  • Online testing
  • The hashemite university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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