Assessment is a central element in curriculum development: it is the key link between learning outcomes, content and learning activities. Assessment is more than a way to measure learning as it shapes how many students approach learning and is often the first thing they consider when planning their approach to a topic. In addition, it is useful to remember that assessment has an impact on students which can be long lasting.
This site will help you develop assessments which are well designed, adhere to assessment principles and therefore comply with the Assessment policy. The site provides links information and resources addressing a range of topics, including:
- assessment principles
- assessment design (which considers how to support policy requirements by using good practice principles, aligning assessments with learning outcomes, scaffolding and developing authentic assessments)
- students' attitudes toward assessment (discusses how to support students to do well in assessments and address their concerns)
- developing and using rubrics and marking guides
- assessment moderation