Same content, different results: Differentiation in the assessment between different groups of students


Tests are the most used instrument in the measurement of learning. In this paper we examine the results when the same test is applied in the evaluation of two different groups of students (a group of graduate students in a post-graduate program and a group of non-graduate students in a post-secondary program) who were taught exactly the same content. It is noted that none of the groups required prerequisites for the acquisition of the content in question, and they had the same relative weight in their courses. The results show that students had very different results, so we can conclude that the assessment should be differentiated in order to differentiate the instruments of assessment, as well as the objects of evaluation.


Assessment, Differentiation, Learning, Case Study.