Assessment Methods

1351 Words Oct 31st, 2010 6 Pages
Critically evaluate a range of assessment methods for a specific group of learners.

The 12 principles of Good Assessment and Feedback were produced by Academic Policy Committee and agreed by Senate in 2008. They are intended to help academic staffs who wishes to promote student engagement and self-regulation in learning http://www.strath.ac.uk/learnteach/teaching/staff/assessfeedback/12principles/16.30on 12/05/2010
The principles of good assessment are
Help clarify what good performance is.
Encourage 'time and effort ' on challenging learning tasks.
Deliver high quality feedback information that helps learners self-correct.
Provide opportunities to close any gap between current and desired performance.
Ensure that summative
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Marking for grading is relatively fast providing the criteria are simple.
Essays:
These are applicable to any topic that requires the ability to construct and sustain a written argument. There are several types of essays that test different styles of writing and types of thinking. They can measure understanding, synthesis and evaluation, providing you asks the right questions. They are relatively easy to set and mark for grading based on impressionistic marking is fast. However, it is essential to determine the marking scheme before you start marking and then share it with the students — or better still, get them involved in drawing up the marking criteria/scheme and/or suggesting additional personal criteria. It is also worth having a formal student peer-review system on drafts prior to submission.
Case Studies:
These can range from simple vignettes illustrating issues in the practice of a discipline, through to complex sets of documentation which may require analysis and research. Solutions can range from short answer questions to complex plans or proposals. They have potential for measuring application of knowledge, analysis, problem-solving, evaluative skills and principles applicable to real-world situations. They can reach all the way up Bloom 's taxonomy to "synthesis" and "evaluation" levels. Short cases are relatively easy to design and mark. Marking for grading and feedback are about as
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