Guide for reviewing assessment
The Guide for Reviewing Assessment is a question-based checklist of the fundamental aspects of effective assessment. The guide can be used to evaluate current assessment practice, and to test the merits of alternative approaches. It is a tool for practical application, not a reference document. It provides a framework, not a prescription
Effective assessment of student learning is a complex and challenging task. Many factors contribute to this complexity, but perhaps the principal challenge relates to the multiple purposes of assessment.
We encourage users of this guide to bear in mind these multiple purposes of assessment as they review and evaluate their assessment design and practice. Effective assessment for a subject or course will typically include a mix of assessment types, selected and designed to meet these multiple and various demands.
Author: Kerri-Lee Harris