UNIVERSITY OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Thoughts and observations on my journey into the world of assessment.
Category Archives: reliability
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
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
Huot talks about machine scoring of assessment as the culmination of pursuing reliability. And he is right on that one. The machine will spit out the same results no matter when the test is taken or by whom it’s taken. … Continue reading