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Students’ Attitudes about Self-Assessment: A Neglected Aspect in the Algerian EFL Classrooms

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Nawal Kadri1,*, Hamid Amziane2

1Department of English, University Abderrahmane Mira, Bejaia, Bejaia Province, Algeria.

2Department of English, University Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi Ouzou, Tizi ouzou Province, Algeria.

*Corresponding author: Nawal Kadri


Students’ ability to assess their own learning and determine their progress has become the focus of most educational research recently. As far as English foreign language (EFL) learning is concerned, much attention is increasingly given to self-assessment as it represents a key factor for successful learning. Self-assessment embodies thinking and reflection skills that are at the heart of the learning process. Yet, successful implementation of this formative process depends on teachers’ and students’ perceptions of their roles in the assessment process. The purposes of this study are twofold. First, the researchers seek to explore students’ attitudes towards self-assessment and their needs to better understand how self-assessment is approached in the Algerian milieu. The second goal is to match between these perceptions and needs in order to help teachers integrate self-assessment into their instructional plans to improve students’ learning and encourage self-regulation which is the ultimate goal of the Higher Education reform. This investigation which targets students’ written competence limits itself to a sample of sixty eight EFL undergraduate students at the University of Bejaia who completed a self-administered questionnaire. The results of a series of statistical and content analyses guided the researchers to discuss some implications for the integration of self-assessment into EFL classrooms.


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Students’ Attitudes about Self-Assessment: A Neglected Aspect in the Algerian EFL Classrooms

How to cite this paper: Nawal Kadri, Hamid Amziane. (2021). Students’ Attitudes about Self-Assessment: A Neglected Aspect in the Algerian EFL Classrooms. The Educational Review, USA5(8), 275-286.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2021.08.004

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