In this completely updated edition of 500 Tips on Assessment, the authors look at the questions and the problems that teachers face and provide them with practical guidance. Their advice is down-to-earth, jargon-free and digestible, covering such key issues as:
putting assessment into context: best practice, learning outcomes and monitoring quality of assessment
different examination formats: traditional, open-book, open-notes, oral exams
different assessment formats: essays, reports, practical work, presentations
feedback and assessment
assessing group learning.
Phil Race is Emeritus Professor in Educational Development at the University of Leeds and also runs training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organisations throughout the UK. Sally Brown is Visiting Professor of Learning and Teaching at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and is Director of Membership Services for the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Brenda Smith is Associate Director at the Centre for Academic Practice, Nottingham Trent University.
1. Putting assessment into context 2. Exams of various sorts 3. Specific assessment formats 4. Feedback and assessment 5. Involving students in their own assessment 6. Assessing group learning