UNIVERSITY OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Thoughts and observations on my journey into the world of assessment.
We always knew it, didn’t we? At the start of a session we’re more meticulous about our marking than we are later in the process when we are far more likely to make a ‘gut’ decision or a ‘near enough is good … Continue reading
Plagiarism arises again and again as an issue in assessment. Suggestions are made that students need to be educated to avoid it, assessment tasks are devised to minimize it and assessors are vigilant to detect it (using electronic means). It … Continue reading
In his article on professional judgement and disposition Dottin quotes two earlier authors. Both quotes offer shallow, out of context ideas about professional judgement (PJ) and do nothing to get to the nub of what it is. After reading Dottin’s … Continue reading
AUTC is the Australia Universities Teaching Committee. In 2002 they issued several papers aimed at assisting universities to maintain standards in assessment and to respond to new issues. Paper One – A new era in assessing student learning Two new … Continue reading
As his title suggests McMillan sets out to elucidate the basic principles of assessment. He highlights the role of professional judgment ‘whether the judgment occurs in constructing test questions, scoring essays, creating rubrics, grading participation, combining scores, or interpreting standardized … Continue reading