By Sally Brown, Phil Race, Brenda Smith
During this thoroughly up to date variation of 500 tips about overview, the authors examine the questions and the issues that lecturers face and supply them with useful tips. Their suggestion is down-to-earth, jargon-free and digestible, masking such key concerns as: placing evaluation into context: top perform, studying results and tracking caliber of overview various exam codecs: conventional, open-book, open-notes, oral checks varied review codecs: essays, stories, sensible paintings, shows suggestions and evaluation assessing staff studying.
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You can normally tell pretty well early on what kind of a degree a student will get, and such expectations are rarely proved wrong. 4 To be fair to all students, give each an identical test. If they have problems with it because of so-called special needs, that’s their problem. 21 500 TIPS ON ASSESSMENT 5 For coursework assessments, stick ﬁrmly to your deadlines. Don’t take any notice of the plausible excuses students will come up with. The real world works on deadlines. If you show any flexibility, students will just take advantage of you.
He then had to do a lot of work adjusting his marks to meet the agreed procedures. 7 The tutor who didn’t give students a limit as to how much they should include in their portfolios. As a consequence, he received a vast amount of extraneous material from each student, and had to wade through all of this before he could assign marks, and could only physically carry half a dozen of the 87 portfolios home at any one time. 8 The tutor who asked students to write a reﬂective account based on their own personal experiences of a tragic event.
Uk). This can lead to the discovery of important glitches, and the opportunity to improve assessment practice. 2 Check that assessment is as inclusive as possible. For example, in the United Kingdom the ‘education exemption’ of the 1995 Disabilities Discrimination Act was repealed with effect from 2002 by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act (SENDA). The legislation now requires us to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ so that all students can have optimum opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes via ways in which having special needs does not disadvantage them.
500 Tips on Assessment (500 Tips) by Sally Brown, Phil Race, Brenda Smith