1st Edition

The Student Assessment Handbook New Directions in Traditional and Online Assessment

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    A guide to current practice in assessment, particularly for those professionals coming to terms with new pressures on their traditional teaching practices. Increased use of IT, flexible assessment methods and quality assurance all affect assessment, and the need to diversify and adapt traditional assessment practices to suit new modes of learning is clearer than ever.
    The Student Assessment Handbook looks at the effectiveness of traditional methods in the present day and provides guidelines on how these methods may be developed to suit today's teaching environments. It is a practical resource with case studies, reflection boxes and diagnostic tools to help the reader apply the principles to everyday teaching.

    The book provides advice on a wide range of topics including:
    * assessing to promote particular kinds of learning outcomes
    * using meaningful assessment techniques to assess large groups
    * the implications of flexible learning on timing and pacing of assessment
    * the pros and cons of online assessment
    * tackling Web plagiarism and the authentication of student work
    * mentoring assessment standards
    * assessing generic skills and quality assurance.

    Part A: Issues and themes in assessment 1. The link between assessment and learning 2. Roles and purposes of assessment 3. The grading game: norm- and criterion-referenced assessment 4. Valid assessment 5. Assessing in flexible modes 6. Assessing with new technology 7. Assessing with new technology 8. Assessing in diverse contexts 8. Assessing larger cohorts 9. Academic fraud and plagiarism 10. Maintaining standards in a consumer market 11. Accountability and the quality agenda: evaluative purposes of assessment Part B: Assessing key learning outcomes 12. Communicating 13. Assessing and managing information 14. Demonstrating knowledge and understanding 15. Demonstrating procedures and techniques 16. Designing, creating, performing 17. Thinking critically and making judgements 18 Problem solving 19. Managing and developing oneself Part C. Assessment in practice 20. Designing assessment tasks 21. Developing marking schemes 22. Communicating assessment tasks 23. Marking and grading 24. Evaluating assessment practices 25. Dealing with plagiarism


    Lee Dunn, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly and Sharon Parry all work at the Southern Cross University, Australia, where Chris Morgan is Educational Designer at the Teaching and Learning Centre.

    'Good examples, case studies, activities and so on ... help readers keep in focus.' - BJET 35(6)