Assessing the benefits of online formative assessments on student performance


  • Daniel King Technological University Dublin



online assessment, objective tests, learning support, accounting, formative assessment


This paper investigates the impact of online formative assessments on students’ performance in an introductory accounting module. The online formative assessments were objective tests and a regression model was developed to test the relationship between formative assessment usage and exam performance. The statistical analysis shows a statistically significant correlation between formative assessment usage and examination performance while controlling for different variables. These findings lead to the conclusion that formative assessments are useful tools that can support students’ learning. Implications and recommendations for further research are covered.

Author Biography

Daniel King, Technological University Dublin

Daniel King is lecturer in Financial Management at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Lecturing in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management to undergraduate and postgraduate students in TU Dublin, he is also a year tutor for the BA in Tourism Management. He is an external examiner for South East Technological University (SETU), the first technological university in south-east Ireland. Daniel has written and presented many papers in the areas of Financial and Management Accounting and Accounting Education at national and international conferences. 


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How to Cite

King, D. (2023) “Assessing the benefits of online formative assessments on student performance ”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (27). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi27.883.