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The assessment strategy for your course must develop from the outcomes defined for your course

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• • • • What will students know / be able to do? Is it observable? How will students demonstrate learning? What matters most?

Match your assessments to what you teach!

Hallmark 3
The assessment strategy for your course should use a variety of measures to gather evidence of learning.
Why? •Reduces the risk of academic dishonesty •Minimizes the limitation of a single measure •Fair

The assessment strategy for your course should include formative and summative assessment.
Formative
• Occurs during the learning process • Open-Cycle: Opportunities to make mistakes and remediate • Improve and enhance learning Summative

"A variety of assessment methods is employed so that the limitations of particular methods are minimized.”
Australian Universities Teaching Committee

• May occur at midterm, end of unit, end of a course. • Closed-Cycle: Final demonstration of learning • Summarize student learning (attainment)

The assessment strategy for your course must provide opportunities for quality feedback.
Quality Feedback… • Is timely: immediate or performer-friendly in its immediacy • Is frequent & ongoing • Uses predominantly descriptive language in assessing aspects of performance (explanatory) • Enables performers to improve through selfassessment and self-adjustment
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The assessment strategy for your course must allow learning to be proven over time.
"Assessment is most effective when it reflects an understanding of learning as multidimensional, integrated, and revealed in performance over time.”
9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning AAHEA

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