This study examined the hypothesis that mastery orientation would increase for college students enrolled in courses that incorporated self-assessment. Early in the spring 2013 semester, 216 community college students enrolled in 16 different general education and developmental courses volunteered to participate and completed a demographic/goal orientation questionnaire. During the semester, 10 of the courses implemented self-assessment and 6 did not. At the conclusion of the semester, 143 of the original sample completed the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) which provided post-test goal orientation scores along with measures of additional motivational and self-regulatory variables. Results indicated a trend in the direction hypothesized only for students enrolled in general education, not developmental courses. Further, retention was significantly higher for students enrolled in self-assessment courses. Additional motivational and self-regulatory variables were correlated with achievement outcomes such as final grades.
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Mahlberg, Jamie Lynn, "An Examination of the Influence of Formative Self-Assessment on College Student Mastery Orientation in College Courses" (2013). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 88.
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