Students are increasingly being involved in authentic learning and assessment tasks that are typically, but not exclusively, set in such work-integrated contexts as:
In authentic assessment situations, students may be over-zealous, producing very large portfolios or very long reports. It is important to set limits on the size of the submission, if for no other reason than to manage students' and staff workloads.
For example, if students are to keep journals, have them submit brief periodic reflective statements based on their journals, rather than submitting the journals themselves.
Designing authentic assessment requires considerable work prior to the commencement of a course. However, a great deal of this effort can be expected to have ongoing value for future classes, in the form of:
This method of assessment is often effective and easy to use because it builds on the curricular structure of the course and often does not require additional time for data collection since the data comes from existing assignments and course requirements. Course-embedded assessment does, however, take some preparation and analysis time and, while well documented for improving individual courses, there is less documentation on its value for program assessment.
[tags: Personal Narrative Self Assessment Reflection]
One of the main reasons for the creation and introduction of this organization was to enable the province to take over tax assessment, which was traditionally the responsibility of individual municipalities....
It is a part of the cycle of continuous assessment.
adapted from the Ball State University, Assessment Workbook, 1999 and The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Outcomes Assessment Manual I (2000).
[tags: taz, assessment, factors, organization]
Employer surveys help the department determine if their graduates have the necessary job skills and if there are other skills that employers particularly value that graduates are not acquiring in the program. This type of assessment method can provide information about the curriculum, programs and student outcomes that other methods cannot: on-the-job, field-specific information about the application and value of the skills that the program offers.