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Assessment design

Assessment design

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Designing quality assessment tasks involves multiple considerations if it is to be fit for purpose. The suite of learning and assessments activities in a unit should be planned to:

  • provide students with the opportunity to receive feedback on the effectiveness of their learning strategies as they engage with formative tasks,
  • to demonstrate their learning through summative tasks

There is a range of assessment formats in current use and others emerging as technologies provide different possibilities. Energising the learner through the use of realistic, authentic experiences is an exciting challenge for the unit teaching team, who are responsible for the design, review and quality enhancements to assessments practices.

When designing assessment for your unit consider:

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