Monthly Archives: October 2012

Plagiarism proof blog?

I just had reason to check the spam filter for this blog and found a comment with a link to a site which would produce a ‘plagiarism proof’ version of my postings. Given that the blog is about assessment, that’s funny. But … Continue reading

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Getting feedback right

This is not new, but it is something we  seem slow to understand, so I’m going to say it again. Just giving feedback is not the same as students acting on or learning from that feedback. And perhaps the point that … Continue reading

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Distractors for multiple-choice questions

I’ve just been asked a question (well, actually three questions) about the summative use of multiple-choice questions. I don’t know the answer. Can anyone help? If we want 3 correct answers, what’s the recommended number of distractors? If we want 4 … Continue reading

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Assessing investigative science

In my last post, just over a month ago (sorry folks, I’ve been a bit busy) I was ambivalent about the news that GCSEs in England are to be replaced by an ‘English Baccalaureate’ and the more general trend towards … Continue reading

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