Reviewing your assessment strategy

Begin by thinking about your current assessment practice. The questions below will help guide your reflection.

    *How do you currently assess your students? List the methods you use.
    *Is each assessment worth doing and can/do you explain to your students why?
    *Can you explain how the assessment methods you currently use are matched to the expected learning outcomes?
    *What skills and capabilities do you want your students to leave your unit/course with?
    *Approximately how much does each assessment process cost students and staff in terms of time taken and resources used?
    *Do you feel you might be over assessing? How do you know?
    *What criteria do you use? Are they yours, or can you involve students themselves in formulating them?
    *Do the students know the criteria? Do they really understand them?
    *Is the feedback you give your students clearly related to your assessment criteria?
    *How well does the feedback students receive on assessed work help them to know how they are doing?
    *How much practice and guidance do students get in the chosen assessment methods?
    *What assessments do students enjoy and why?
    *How do you know that the students find your assessments useful?
    *In what ways do the assessments help your student learn?

Review your assessment strategy regularly. It can be even more productive when done in partnership with your students and colleagues.

Originally posted 2013-10-03 21:31:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter