Selecting Assessment Methods

Overview

Selecting assessment tasks is a complex process, whether you do it for a whole program or course of study or for a single component of a course. You must take account of the learning and teaching context, and respond to the influence of many different variables.

Most importantly, you must select assessment tasks that align well with the intended learning outcomes, and focus the overall design for assessment on encouraging, enabling and supporting learning—that is, on assessment as learning.

Aim to include a mixture of assessment tasks that enables students to build a more holistic picture of their learning, integrating the diverse strands of their program of study.

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