Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education
Report Publication Date: 2010
Primary Project Leader
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
This Fellowship addresses the question: 'how can assessment enhance learning in and after courses?' It links international research on how assessment can have a beneficial influence on student learning with Australian policy and practice.
It does this through a multi-stage process:
(a) An international and national team of expert collaborators identifies key ideas and practices with a sound empirical base.
(b) Selected groups of university teachers and managers work with these ideas and practices to identify fruitful initiatives for implementation in the overall Australian and local institutional contexts.
(c) They then collaboratively identify strategies to bring about change in assessment at national and institutional level.
The program focuses on disciplines with typically large classes and disadvantageous staff/student ratios such as business and law.
This site provides information on:
? ideas and strategies to browse and consider, but no prescriptions for what you should do
? ideas that are potentially applicable across a wide range of disciplinary areas
? examples of how these ideas and strategies have already been used and tested
? how to adapt and extend these ideas to suit your own subject matter and local circumstances.
Key assessment elements
? engaging students
? Authentic activities
? Students design assessments
? Integrative tasks
? Learning and judgement
? Modelling and practice
? Working with peers
?Giving and receiving feedback
› Assessment Policy
› Best Practice
- Higher Education
- Professional Development