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Assessing Students Unfamiliar with Assessment Practices in Australian Universities (Accounting)

Professor Margaret Jackson, Dr Kim Watty, Dr Lynn Yu, Lillian Lowe
RMIT University
2006
RMIT University

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.

Final Report Download Document (570.51 KB)
Instructive Manual Download Document (337.08 KB)

Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education

David Boud
University of Technology, Sydney
2010
University of Technology, Sydney
Fellowship Final Report Download Document (581.44 KB)
Assessment 2020: seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education Download Document (156.13 KB)

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".

Assessment Futures

David Boud
University of Technology, Sydney
2010
University of Technology, Sydney

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".

Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP)

Megan Dalton, Jennifer Keating, Megan Davidson
Griffith University
2009
Griffith University

A preliminary search of the physiotherapy literature revealed a lack of systematic studies to determine the validity and reliability of instruments for assessing clinical competence of students in physiotherapy programs worldwide (Beckman et al. 2005; Stickley 2005). The project group therefore proposes a method for the development of a standardised assessment procedure that meets the needs of students and educators and provides valid and reliable measurements of student clinical competence.

Specific project aims were to:

  1. develop a competency based assessment instrument to evaluate the performance of physiotherapy students in the workplace;
  2. investigate and refine the psychometric properties of the instrument; and
  3. investigate the viability of using the instrument as a measure of physiotherapy competency in the practice environment

La Trobe, Monash
Final report Download Document (5.22 MB)

The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice instrument (APP) is a standardised clinical assessment tool with rigorous field testing behind its development.  The APP has been endorsed by the Council of Physiotherapy Deans of Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ) which has strongly recommended its use in university entry level programs in Australasia. The APP is listed as a validated tool for the assessment of student clinical competence by the Australian Physiotherapy Council in its Accreditation of Entry Level Physiotherapy Programs -- A Manual for Universities. The APP is now used in the majority of accredited entry level physiotherapy programs throughout Australasia.

The resource comprises the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Clinical Education Resource Manual and a DVD. The Resource Manual contains a comprehensive description of the APP instrument including desirable professional behaviours and practical performance targets which make up the performance indicators for each of the 20 items as well as detailed guidance for scoring of each item.

The DVD cannot be used as a stand-alone resource. It is provided to support clinical educators in applying the APP and/or for training in assessment using the APP. Prior to viewing the DVD therefore, users will need to familiarise themselves with the APP instrument and its associated performance indicators, as well as how best to use the case studies provided on the DVD.

The resource will be of great value to academics involved in preclinical and clinical education of physiotherapy students, to clinical educators and preceptors in the field and indeed to students themselves as a self-directed learning tool. Because of its standardisation and wide adoption in Australasia, there is a great potential for the APP to be used for benchmarking purposes and for comparison of assessment outcomes in physiotherapy programs which may be quite varied in their design and delivery.

Assessment policy and impact on practice: sharpening the policy review process in Australian universities

Julie Duck, Susan Hamilton, Christina Robb
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

Recent changes to institutional assessment policies have sought to align content, intended outcomes, pedagogies and assessment practices. This project developed a set of practical guidelines for reviewing and analysing assessment policies in Australian universities. The report focused upon assessment policy review and analysis as a process, and a framework for review of learning and teaching policy was developed. 

Final Report Download Document (6.84 MB)

Associate degrees in Australia: a work in progress

Helen Smith
RMIT University
2013
RMIT University
Final report Download Document (7.79 MB)

Assuring Learning and Teaching Standards through Inter-Institutional Peer Review and Moderation

Kerri-Lee Krause, Geoff Scott
University of Western Sydney
2014
University of Western Sydney
Charles Darwin University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, The Australian National University, The University of Melbourne
Final report Download Document (3.41 MB)
Handbook Download Document (3.24 MB)

Australian history world wide web project

Paul Turnbull
James Cook University
1998
James Cook University
This is a final report for a 1996-1998 National Teaching Development Grant funded by the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development. The report details the History project and provides justification and educational rationale for its development.
Final report Download Document (25.51 KB)

Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC) Annual Report 2000

Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC)
2000
This is a 2000 annual report for the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC) containing information about the activities of the AUTC and its operations.
Annual report Download Document (348.46 KB)

Australian Universities Teaching Teaching Committee (AUTC) Annual Report 2002

Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC)
2002
This is a 2002 annual report for the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC) containing information about the activities of the AUTC and its operations.
Annual report Download Document (353.72 KB)

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