Category Archives: validity

Off with the head – China had the answer to plagiarism hundreds of years ago.

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

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Fundamental Assessment Principles …

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

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Spray of ideas from journal article interview with Brian Huot

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

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