Assessment

Assessment is the process by which judgements about student performance and ability are made. Assessment of learning measures the outcomes of student learning in terms of knowledge acquired, skills and developed understanding. Assessment for learning includes using a variety of assessment methods that are accessible to all students, enabling them to demonstrate their learning.

Resources

Title Description Discipline
The use of patchwork text to enhance feedback and assessment in the Undergraduate curriculum

A discussion of the application of patchwork text as an assessment strategy, and an example of it's use in Archaeology

Duration: 25 minutes

Archaeology
Assessing wiki projects using peer assessment

The use and benefits of assessment tools within wikis to support the evaluation of individual student contributions to a group project

Duration: 20 minutes

Chemistry
Audio Feeback - Better feedback?

A case study of how audio feedback was used in an exam in a final module.

Duration: 20 minutes

Life Sciences
Use of blended learning to deliver a 4 week elective

A case study of how a range of blended learning approaches produced successful academic achievement in professional skills development.

Duration: 21 minutes

Life Sciences
Using two-staged online tests to improve feedback in large classes An outline of the purpose and benefits of using a novel approach of two-staged tests to support feedback on student learning. Life Sciences
Facing your fears: Communication workshops for final year medical Students

Principles and practice of staff and students developing communication skills

Duration: 23 minutes

Medicine
A quick guide to clickers An introduction to the educational application of classroom response systems or 'clickers.'  
An evidence-based model to enhance programme-wide assessment using technology: TESTA to FASTECH Evidence from a collaborative project between four UK universities about how students respond to whole programme assessment patterns.  
Challenges for assessment when using research-led learning The difficulties of assessment when learning involves students engaging in research or in aspects of the research process.  
Developing Assessment and Learning Exploring how assessment drives student learning, how to develop your assessment practice in light of: characteristics of effective learning; factors influencing the relationship between assessment and student learning; a variety of assessment methods.  
E-assessment by design: using multiple-choice tests to good effect Over the last decade, larger student numbers, reduced resources and increasing use of new technologies have led to the increased use of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as a method of assessment in higher education courses. This paper identifies some limitations associated with MCQs  
Generic feedback on exams Strategies for providing feedback on exams  
Good feedback practice Summary of feedback principles identified in an influential paper by Nicol & MacFarlane-Dick (2006)  
Key issues in marking Exploring how to mark different types of students work reliably  
Purposes of Assessment A quick-tips guide on the purposes of assessment in higher education  
Principles and Practice of Assessment An outline of the different purposes of student assessment and the quality assurance principles of validity, reliability and fairness.  
Role of the Assessment Officer A summary of the Assessment Officer role at the University of Liverpool. Includes policy on mitigating circumstances, progress, degree classification and assessment appeals  
Understanding assessment: its role in safeguarding academic standards and quality in higher education, Second edition The purpose of this guide is to help staff involved in assessment in higher education to use assessment effectively, as a means of maintaining both the academic standards of taught awards and ensuring and enhancing the quality of the student learning experience.