Ako Aotearoa’s resource centre guide about: Assessment
This is a guide to the Topic Assessment in the Resource Centre. The purpose of this guide is to show the extent and diversity of material available, and to indicate how it is organised by providing links gathered under contextual headings. Content here is regularly updated.
Assessment refers to assessment for learning and assessment of learning, such as formative and summative assessment, feedback, peer/group assessment, self-assessment as well as issues such as plagiarism.
- Introductory material on Assessment
- Selected in-depth material
- Research and Implementation Projects
- Tertiary Assessment & Higher Education Student Outcomes: Policy, Practice & Research - summary is designed for senior academic managers and academic boards who have responsibility for the development, implementation and quality assurance of assessment policy and practice in their tertiary education institutions and organisations (TEOs)
- Signposts: a Professional Development Resource for New Teaching Staff in the Tertiary Sector (Judith Honeyfield, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) offers new teachers a succinct commentary on key learning and teaching ideas. The Language of Assessment section contains brief statements that define and explain essential points.
- TDU Talk from the Teaching Development Unit at Waikato University provides several good introductory articles on assessment, feedback, and plagiarism
- Assessing Learning in Australian Universities (Centre for the Study of Higher Education in Australia): material relevant for all learning environments, including:
- Tips for New Staff - principles of effective assessment,
- practical guides on Online Assessment; Assessing Large Classes; Minimising Plagiarism; Assessing Group Work
- Renewing policy and practice: Frameworks for institutional, faculty and department action
- A good practice directory of assessment in different teaching disciplines
- The Australian Learning & Teaching Council's reports on Assessment - includes material on e-Assessment and discipline-specific assessment activities
- Scottish 'Enhancment Themes' - Assessment and Integrative Assessment (The Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC)) - includes useful material about 'Assessment' and 'Integrative Assessment'
- The Enhancing the Effectiveness of Tertiary Teaching and Learning through Assessment - this Teaching Matters Forum project involved interviews with academic staff members from universities, wananga, private training enterprises and polytechs and across a range of disciplines. Outputs include case studies, analyses of the case studies, and summaries of teachers' views on assessment issues & trends. A helpful starting point is the Case study analysis report or the 40 page Final Report.
- Bioassess: Enhancing Assessment in the Biological Sciences: ideas and Resources for University Educators (Centre for the Study of Higher Education in Australia): a comprehensive picture of assessment practice and learning priorities in the biological sciences (in Australia) including strategies and tips to guide good practice in assessment
- The Centre for Recording Achievement - an UK organisation seeking to ‘promote the awareness of recording achievement and action planning processes as an important element in improving learning and progression throughout the world of education, training and employment’
- Effective Teacher Education Practice: The Impact of Written Assessment Feedback for Distance Learners
- Māori Business and Management Assessment Support Material (NZQA): resources designed to assist teachers and tutors to assess students in Māori Business and Management programmes against the relevant unit standards registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
- ITO Workplace Assessment Structures and Systems: Survey and Focus Group Findings (2010) is a report from Karen Vaughan and Marie Cameron of NZCER. It examines the types of assessment used in ITO workplaces in New Zealand and posits these findings in a global context. See in particular the section providing suggestions and tips for the improvement of assessment structures and systems in the context of ITO workplaces.
- Audit of Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Issues in Australia and New Zealand (ACODE) - a snapshot of the current state of play in academic integrity in Australasia and elsewhere (as at 2005), and a web-based portal to the collected information, including resources/information on Policy, Practice, Good Ideas, and Links to more information
- Plagiarism.org Learning Centre - designed to help educators and students develop a better sense of what plagiarism means in the information age, and to teach the planning, organizational, and citation skills essential for producing quality writing and research.
- TDU Talk and Assessing Learning in Australian Universities also include material on Plagiarism
- e-Learning Framework for Formative Assessment -"innovations in assignment marking" (Eva Heinrich)
- WebPA - "Online Peer Assessment Software for Higher Education" (Loughborough University)
See entries about Assessment in the Research Register