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1 Assessment

2 Assessment What is it ? Why assess and for whom? How should we assess? When should we assess? What is the desired outcome?

3 What is Assessment? Summative –progression –certification, awards, reward –grading, classification Formative –learning knowledge, skills –feedback –incentives

4 Why Assess? For staff to monitor progress Does assessment meet learning objectives? –Understanding –Knowledge –Application

5 Why Assess? For students to monitor progress –Motivate –Provide feedback –Indicate standards

6 How should we Assess? What does each form of assessment test? –Essays –Assignments –Tests –Examination –Presentations

7 Good Assessment Should …. –be transparent –provide a clear procedure –offer direction and reassurance –encourage discussion –promote desired outcomes

8 Outcomes Skills Development Understanding Application

9 Assessing Outcomes Development of skills through assessment –summative explicit marking criteria: varying criteria weights samples for students of good and bad practice feedback forms group work –formative negotiating criteria (possibly in groups) marking by students, with peer feedback class discussion posting students' work on intranet (anonymously)

10 Effective Feedback

11 Good Feedback Should …. –be informative –promote reflection –encourage dialogue –identify expected standards –be timely –be sensitive –promote self esteem –indicate progress –feedback and feed forward Marking is insufficient

12 Types of Feedback Written – detailed v summary sheet E mail – personal and short Web – individual or general Interview – one-to-one Group – workshop or tutorial Feedback on feedback

13 Matching Assessment and Feedback Essays Assignments Tests Examination Presentations

14 Time-saving practices

15 Marking Self Assessment E assessment Questions requiring mathematical or graphical solutions Presentations Set responses

16 Links tructure/benchmark/statements/Econ omics.pdfhttp://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfras tructure/benchmark/statements/Econ omics.pdf


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