4 November 2015: The multiple limitations of assessment criteria

Presenter: Emeritus Prof. Sue Bloxham (University of Cumbria, UK)

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia. starting 07:00AM UTC/GMT. Duration 55 Minutes.

This session explored the use of assessment criteria by experienced markers. Sue drew on a recent study which identified five factors in the use of criteria that contribute to marking inconsistency. The implications for fairness, standards and guidance to students were discussed. Discussion of alternatives and enhancements to assessment processes typically used in higher education were also held.

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