What are my options for assessment?
As there will be no formal exam period at the end of the first half session, alternative approaches to in person examinations will have to be designed and implemented, this may be a useful opportunity to review your current assessment practices. We offer some suggestions below on designing and implementing assessment, whilst also thinking about the tools you will use to provide informative feedback to your students.
- Assessment Design
- Are your assessment opportunities aligned with your learning outcomes?
- Formative assessment options?
- Summative assessment options?
- Streamlining assessment and making assessment practices more efficient
- Consideration of Professional, Statutory, Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) requirements
- Consideration of accessibility and inclusivity (eg disability provisions, differing time zones)
- Remember to consider the reliability, validity, fairness, practicality and consistency of the assessment
Further inspiration and guidance can be found in the 'Alternative Assessment Guidance'
- Tools for Assessment Methods
- Presentations using PowerPoint, Panopto or Collaborate for example
- See guidance for students using Panopto
- Written assignments and submitted to MyAberdeen
- Group work
- Work together on shared documentation using Office 365
- Reflection Journals
- Assessed discussion
- Self and Peer Assessment
- Providing Feedback
- Providing Efficient Feedback on Assessment
- Use the feedback tools in MyAberdeen Assignments or Turnitin's Feedback Studio
- Enhancing feedback
- Consider a variety of mediums to provide feedback, such as written, verbal or video
- Peer/self reviews
- Make use of online rubrics to illustrate standard marking criteria
- See Dr Lynsey Christie's example of Good Practice 'Using marking rubrics to enhance the feedback process'
- An example rubric using the CGS for a presentation (based on examples from SMMSN)