Reflecting Diversity in Assessment

Assessment processes and tasks reflect cultural and individual diversity

Where it is appropriate, create opportunities to either set assessment tasks in diverse relevant contexts or encourage students to integrate their personal perspectives. Tasks that integrate examples or forms of expression that reflect their cultures or experiences help build meaningful knowledge structures.

Examples:

Structured Controversy Assignment (Interview with Dr. Robin Mueller)

The Tribal Method of Assessment (Interview with Dr. Ron Glasberg)

Literature:

Sustainable Assessment: Rethinking assessment for the learning society: David Boud (2000)

Core principles effective assessment: James, McInnis and Devlin (2002)

Guiding principles and recommendations for the assessment of competence: Nadine J. Kaslow and Associates (2007)