Transforming assessment

Where do you start?

When thinking about transforming assessment and the methods you might like to use, there are a number of things to consider. These include: what are you trying to achieve; what is the context in which the learning and teaching take place; what are the intended learning outcomes for the course/programme and are they being assessed; what assessment methods do you already use; what year are your students in and how much experience do they have; what resources do you have available and what do you believe will really allow your students to demonstrate their learning, not just their familiarity with one assessment method?

Key points

  • There are many things to consider when transforming assessment methods.
  • Benefits of transforming assessment include enabling your students to better demonstrate their learning.
  • Transforming assessment requires input and resource from the teaching team.
  • Consider your students’ expectations of assessment