The importance of quality assessments
Learning outcomes for this courseBy the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Summarise the importance of validity, reliability, and fairness in building quality assessments.
- Discuss the role of rubrics within quality assessments.
- Design effective rubrics for use in evaluating performance.
- Discuss the role of surveys within quality assessments.
- Design effective surveys for use with a selected audience.
What’s the big question?Let’s look at those outcomes in another way: as a ‘big question’ we intend to help you answer over the next three weeks:
Spend a few minutes reflecting on the question before you move on. Try posting a short response – ideally, a single sentence – to express your current thoughts.You’ll find it useful to capture your thinking, so that you can return at the end of the course and see whether your feelings have changed.What tools can you use to prove your program is producing excellent results, and how do you know those tools are reliable?
Designing Assessments to Measure Student Outcomes
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