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Assessment Overview

A well-designed assessment will not only ensure that students have engaged with the content that you want them to have covered, but that they have achieved the learning outcomes you intended: new skills, new understandings etc. Here you will note the general feature of the assessment for this learning session; you will design the actual assessment activity (or activities) separately.

  • Is this a diagnostic, formative or summative assessment?
  • What are the assessment criteria for this session? If the assessment criteria are laid out in a separate document, you can include here a reference to that document instead of writing the criteria out in full.

If you are designing assessment criteria for the first time, you might find the following Websites helpful:

A  good practice guide from the University of Wollongong, Australia

An  introduction to constructing assessment criteria from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong. This site has a link to a page of  useful resources.

  • Add any other notes relevant to the assessment. For example, if this learning session is part of a non-accredited course, do you need to record students’ progress and achievement (e.g.  RARPA)? How/where will you do this?

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