Selecting appropriate metrics by which to demonstrate efficiency gains made while ensuring quality assessment practices
Presenter: Dr. Shirley Scott, FASS
UNSW is currently embarked on an Assessment Project, the twin goals of which are to make our assessment practices both more effective and more efficient. This raises the question as to the most appropriate metrics by which to measure outcomes. Is it, for example, the number of assessments per course? This would certainly be a neat measure, but might lead to several small assessments being replaced by fewer but larger assessments and with what pedagogical implications? Is student time-on-task a better measure?
In this Connections seminar, Shirley Scott will lead a discussion of the range of alternative measures and the efficiency and pedagogical considerations associated with each. Her presentation will also consider the use of ratios and of administrative savings in the calculation of efficiency gains. A discussion paper will be available from 12 October for those registered to attend.
LG 19, John Goodsell Building