Culture Shift

Effective assessment requires a culture shift that moves away from focusing on evaluating student performance in isolation and to evaluating student learning as part of a comprehensive design to support student learning.

Plan and distribute assessments to provide opportunities to practice application of knowledge and skills and integrate learning, and to allow students to receive feedback on their learning.

Examples:

Two Stage Testing (Interview with Dr. Kyla Flanagan)

Literature:

Teaching for Quality Learning at University What the Student Does (4th edition) : John Biggs and Catherine Tang (2011)

Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education:  David Boud and Associates (2010)

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

Assessment for learning: Sally Brown (2004)

Conditions under which assessment supports students’ learning : Graham Gibbs and Claire Simposon (2004)

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