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1 Assessment, Marking & Feedback Dr Jenny Marie With thanks for: Karen Fraser Ros Duhs

2 Purposes of assessment How to mark How to give good feedback How to use assessment to improve your teaching 2 Session Overview

3 3 What is the purpose of assessment? In small groups discuss the different purposes you think assessment has. (5 mins) In small groups discuss the different purposes you think assessment has. (5 mins)

4 To award degrees To provide feedback To learn the standards expected To learn from doing the assessment task (or revising) To assess how the teaching is going To judge the level at which to pitch teaching 4 Possible purposes of assessment

5 Summative assessment counts towards final results in relation to learning outcomes Formative assessment does not count towards final course grades, but measures progress and provides students with valuable feedback 5 Formative & Summative assessment

6 Being assessed as a learner Any assessment you have done as a teacher 1.What worked well? 2.What perhaps didnt work so well? (5 mins) 6 Your experience of assessment

7 7 To award degrees… Summative assessment MUST be: Valid Reliable

8 Use a marking scheme: criteria/descriptors should be public Anchoring – re-mark the first ones again! Moderation / standardisation? Dealing with disagreement 8 Marking

9 How useful is this feedback? 9 To provide feedback… Good This is not analysis Illogical. Interesting Not relevant ? X Very good 64% 7/10

10 10 Good feedback In small groups discuss what you think makes for good feedback. (5 mins) In small groups discuss what you think makes for good feedback. (5 mins)

11 11 1. Facilitates the development of self assessment (reflection) in learning. 2. Encourages teacher and peer dialogue around learning. 3. Helps clarify what good performance is (goals, criteria, expected standards). 4. Provides opportunities to close the gap between current and desired performance. 5. Delivers high quality information to students about their learning. 6. Encourages positive motivational beliefs and self- esteem. 7. Provides information to teachers that can be used to help shape teaching. (Nicol & Macfarlane-Dick, 2007) 7 principles of good feedback

12 12 How to give good feedback Write a brief summary of your view of the assignment Balance negative with positive comments Use constructive criticism to provide positive suggestions for improvement Ask questions which encourage reflection about the work Explain all your comments

13 13 Suggest follow-up work and references Suggest specific ways to improve the assignment Explain the mark or the grade and why it is not better or worse Offer help with specific problems Offer the opportunity to discuss the assignment and your comments. How to give good feedback

14 Ask them what they need help with (self- assessment) Quiz Pre-session work – in VLE or a minute paper And these can also be used at the end of a session to: Assess how the teaching is going 14 To judge the level at which to pitch teaching

15 Text a CODE to Submit responses at PollEv.com Purposes of assessment Marking Feedback Improving teaching through assessment What part of the session did you find most useful?

16 Bear in mind why you are assessing Make sure your marking is valid & reliable Make feedback motivational & useful (how to improve, further reading…) Use assessment to improve your teaching 16 Summary

17 17 The HEA Resource Centre


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