E-assessment Model to Improve Problem- Solving Skills of Prospective Physics Teachers

Hairunisyah Sahidu, Gunawan, Lovy Herayanti, Ni Made Yeni Suranti

Assessment is an essential part of learning as a successful can be seen from the results of the examination carried out, both in the aspects of process and product. Commonly implemented conventional methods prove to be less efficient because of the high cost of printing instruments, analyzing data and extended feedback time, as well as increase in the opportunities for subjectivity while processing data. Furthermore, common techniques provide little freedom to display case studies or issues in full, within the problem-solving framework. Computer technology can be applied as an alternative means, which can be used in both online and offline e-assessment models. The objective of this study therefore is to produce an electronic testing model that could improve the problem-clarifying skills of prospective physics teachers. This research and development involved the use of DDD-E (decide, design, develop, and evaluate) model, further including the formation of essay questions. Broad-scale analysis was then conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of the e-assessment model and the extensive trial implementation uses a pre-test and post-test control group design. The results indicated an increase in the capability to solve problems in both groups (experimental and control), which was indicated by the highest increase compared to others. However, the ability of the two classes was significantly different, especially at the stage of executing the plan and the ability to evaluate the solution. These results further indicate that this electronic model developed proved to be able to motivate physics teachers to continue learning and help to also improve their problem-solving abilities. Furthermore, there is an opportunity to continuously, effectively and efficiently develop and evaluate more participants.

Volume 11 | Issue 7

Pages: 650-656