Category Archives: programme-focused assessment

A call for a holistic student assessment experience

Oh dear! It has been too long since I posted to this blog and now I only have about 30 mins in which to try to catch up. I’ve very quickly updated my biography etc and tried to remove some … Continue reading

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Implications of evaluation of Formative Thresholded Assessment 1

As I said in my last post, the most powerful finding from this evaluation is the fact that many of our students, and also many of our staff, have a very poor understanding of our assessment strategies. And it is … Continue reading

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Learning outcomes – love them or hate them?

I went to an excellent meeting yesterday, the next step in bringing ‘joined-up thinking’ to assessment in modules in our Physics and Astronomy and Planetary Sciences pathways. There are issues, not least that some of the modules are also used … Continue reading

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Funnelled assessment

So what is funnelled assessment? A chance to insert an image into what is becoming a rather boring blog? Maybe! But there is a serious idea here. If we are moving towards programme-focused assessment whilst keeping the assessment itself at … Continue reading

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Joined-up thinking

One of the themes that is buzzing around in the circles in which I move is ‘programme-focused assessment’. That terminology comes from Chris Rust who gave a workshop on the PASS (Programme Assessment Strategies) Project at the OU something over … Continue reading

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