The Degree of Effectiveness of Comprehensive Exam System in PhD Program of Educational Administration in Saudi Universities from Students viewpoint

Khalid Awad Abdullah Althobiti
2018 Journal of Educational Sciences  
The study aimed to identify the degree of effectiveness of the comprehensive exam system in the PhD program of educational administration in Saudi universities from the students' point of view. The researcher used the descriptive method and the questionnaire was a study tool consisting of three axes: the degree of effectiveness of the comprehensive exam system, the difficulties faced of students, and suggestions to the development of a comprehensive exam. The study sample consisted of (62)
more » ... sisted of (62) Doctorate students from Saudi universities during the academic year 1437/1438H. The study reached many results, the most important of which is that the degree of effectiveness of the comprehensive exam system was "medium" according to the answers of the study sample, ambiguity of comprehensive exam topics and its axes, ambiguity of the correction mechanism and insufficient time to perform a comprehensive exam. The study sample provided some many suggestions: linking comprehensive exam objectives with Program plan and clarifying the method and mechanism of evaluating of students' performance in the exam. The study recommended: The integration and Interconnection between the Program Subjects and Comprehensive Exam Subjects of the PhD program of educational administration.
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