Over the last 15 years, the profile of students enrolled in Australian accounting programs has changed dramatically. While professional bodies based their accreditation guidelines on the requirement of equivalency of content and assessment, it is less clear how assessment undertaken by students ensures equivalency.
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Raising the profile of diagnostic, formative and summative e-assessments. Providing e-assessment design principles and disciplinary examples for higher education academic staff.
Assessing Students Unfamiliar with Assessment Practices in Australian Universities (Accounting)
The B factor project: understanding academic staff beliefs about graduate attributes
ReMarksPDF Editor - Final Report
ReMarksPDF Stage 2 further develops the ReMarks PDF and XML marking editors. Stage 2 involves development of an e-submission and assessment allocation system, tracking and mapping of learning outcomes, and business intelligence features. Further work will involve developing a dimensional data model and associated database to enable reporting using different business intelligence systems. A flexible model for mapping and tracking of learning outcomes will be created to cater for the development of learning outcomes through one or more levels, all mapped to unit teaching and assessment, whether formative or summative. The project will continue the development of enterprise level solutions to student assessment feedback.
The PHENC Project: Interactive Video Analysis to Develop Learning and Assessment of University Students' Practical and Communication Skills, Final Report; PHENC:Interactive video analysis to develop learning and assessment of university students’ practice
What's happening in Assessment?
What's happening in assessment? 2009
Better Judgement: improving assessors’ management of factors affecting their judgement
The web site is a rich source of information and inspiration for those setting, designing or redesigning, assessment tasks. It indicates the purpose for the materials, making it clear that the content is relevant for experienced teachers and educational developers and that the site is not designed for those seeking an introduction to assessment. The site contains only minimal information on items such as rubrics and marking schemes. This is not a deficiency; rather it is a reinforcement of the purpose of the site which is to facilitate change in the emphasis on assessment of current learning to assessment that values self-directed, self-managed and self-evaluated learners.
The web site is organised around the key principles of engaging students, setting authentic activities, scaffolding students in designing some assessments, setting integrative tasks, fostering learning and judgement, modelling and practice, working with peers, as well as giving and receiving feedback. Each section succinctly describes a principle, provides a brief articulation of how it could be implemented and then has a link to discipline examples.
The section titled "Towards informed judgement" is a particularly useful one and worth reading. The range of discipline examples for assessment for future learning is limited because only a few teachers are engaging with this issue. There are highly relevant literature references on assessment practices for future learning attributes.
The reader should also download the well-written synthesis of where assessment practices should be heading over the coming years, "Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education".