Strategies for Streamlining Assessment
37 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2003
Date Written: May 2003
As the number of students increases and the unit of resource is stretched, academic staff are finding that the pressure on traditional forms of assessments is mounting. Consequently a number of unintended consequences arise as a result of the coping strategies that are frequently adopted by both staff and students. Evidence of these unintended consequences comes from our own internal audit processes, which reveal all the symptoms of overassessment. The paper discusses a number of possible strategies to deal with this including peer assessment, group assessment and the reduction of summative assessment.
Keywords: summative assessment, formative assessment, over assessment, learning, peer assessment
JEL Classification: A20, A22, A29
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