Bringing together international authors to examine how diversity and inclusion impact assessment in higher education, this book provides educators with the knowledge and understanding required to transform practices so that they are more equitable and inclusive of diverse learners.
Assessment drives learning and determines who succeeds. Assessment for Inclusion in Higher Education is written to ensure that no student is unfairly or unnecessarily disadvantaged by the design or delivery of assessment. The chapters are structured according to three themes: 1) macro contexts of assessment for inclusion: societal and cultural perspectives; 2) meso contexts of assessment for inclusion: institutional and community perspectives; and 3) micro contexts of assessment for inclusion: educators, students and interpersonal perspectives. These three levels are used to identify new ways of mobilising the sector towards assessment for inclusion in a systematic and scholarly way.
This book is essential reading for those in higher education who design and deliver assessment, as well as researchers and postgraduate students exploring assessment, equity and inclusive pedagogy.
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Introduction. Section 1: Macro contexts of assessment for inclusion: societal and cultural perspectives 1. Promoting equity and social justice through assessment for inclusion, Joanna Tai, Rola Ajjawi, Trina Jorre de St Jorre, David Boud 2. Reflections on assessment for social justice and assessment for inclusion, Jan McArthur 3. Why crip assessment? Critical disability studies theories to advance assessment for inclusion, Neera R. Jain 4. Indigenous perspectives on inclusive assessment: Knowledge, knowing and the relational, Jessamy Gleeson and Gabrielle Fletcher 5. What can decolonisation of curriculum tell us about inclusive assessment? Sarah Lambert, Johanna Funk, and Taskeen Adam 6. Inclusive assessment, exclusive academy, Juuso Nieminen 7. Ontological assessment decisions in teaching and learning, Ben Whitburn and Matthew Krehl Edward Thomas Section 2: Meso contexts of assessment for inclusion: institutional and community perspectives 8. Inclusive assessment: Recognising difference through communities of praxis, Penny Jane Burke 9. Inclusive assessment and Australian higher education policy, Matt Brett and Andrew Harvey 10. Inclusion, cheating and academic integrity: validity as a goal and a mediating concept, Phillip Dawson 11. Student equity in the age of AI-enabled assessment: Towards a politics of inclusion, Bret Stephenson and Andrew Harvey 12. Opportunities and limitations of accommodations and accessibility in higher education assessment, Christopher Johnstone, Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, and Martha Thurlow 13. More than assessment task design: promoting equity for students from low socio-economic status backgrounds, Trina Jorre de St Jorre and David Boud 14. Assessing employability skills: How are current assessment practices ‘fair’ for international students? Thanh Pham Section 3: Micro contexts of assessment for inclusion: educators, students and interpersonal perspectives 15. How do we assess for ‘success’? Challenging assumptions of success in the pursuit of inclusive assessment, Sarah O’Shea and Janine Delahunty 16. Inclusive and exclusive assessment: Exploring the experiences of mature-aged students in regional and remote Australia, Nicole Crawford, Sherridan Emery and Allen Baird 17. Normalising alternative assessment approaches for inclusion, Roseanna Bourke 18. Student choice of assessment methods: How can this approach become more mainstream and equitable? Geraldine O’Neill 19. "How to look at it differently": negotiating more inclusive assessment design with student partners, Joanne Dargusch, Lois Harris and Margaret Bearman 20. Addressing inequity: Students’ recommendations on how to make assessment more inclusive, Shannon Krattli, Daniella Prezioso and Mollie Dollinger End Section Moving forward: mainstreaming assessment for inclusion in curricula , Rola Ajjawi, David Boud, Joanna Tai and Trina Jorre de St Jorre