Correlation between Students’ Results Obtained during their Studies and at Final State Examinations

Petr Dostál, Jiří Kropáč

Abstract


Purpose of the article: The objective of the article is to provide information regarding of the evaluation of the knowledge students prove to have during their studies and show at final state examinations before the Board on the one hand, and the evaluation of bachelor degree theses by supervisors and consultants against the results of the thesis defence before the Board as part of the final state examination.
Methodology/methods: Mathematical statistics, testing of statistical hypothesis, correlation analysis
Scientific aim To find the correlation between students’ results obtained during their studies and at final state examinations as a results of evaluation of final state examination boards.
Findings: The findings we have ascertained show that: Students’ knowledge accomplished during their studies correlates with the Board’s evaluation more than on average. The level of students’ bachelor degree theses correlates with the Board evaluation more than on average. Nearly all the Boards evaluated student performances more strictly than it was during their studies. Nearly all the Boards evaluated the defence of bachelor degree theses more strictly than the supervisors and consultant did.
Conclusion: The results of chapter 4 show the following: Nearly all FSE Boards evaluated defences of student bachelor degree theses in MI subject more strictly than these theses were evaluated by their supervisors and opponents. Nearly all FSE Boards evaluated student knowledge in the Debate more strictly than the same knowledge was evaluated in the course of the students’ studies as is expressed by the Weighted Averages.

Keywords


students’ results, bachelor degree thesis, final state examination, hypothesis testing, correlation analysis

JEL Classification


A20, C12

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Online: 2014-07-15