Understanding Assessment

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Understanding Assessment by Mind Map: Understanding Assessment

1. Resource: Constructive Alignment

2. Tools for planning assessment

2.1. Assessment Blue Print: Key is to find what kind of learning you are trying to fosture

2.1.1. aim of the BluePrint is to ALIGN

2.1.1.1. Learning Outcomes

2.1.1.2. Learning Activities

2.1.1.3. Assessment approaches

2.1.1.4. Feedback

2.2. Understanding the Learning Approaches helps with above

2.2.1. Surface Learning

2.2.2. Strategic Learning

2.2.3. Deep Learning

2.2.4. Resource:Deep and Surface approaches to learning

3. Learning

3.1. Resource:Learning Styles

3.2. Progresses through

3.2.1. Knowledge

3.2.2. Comprehension

3.2.2.1. Emphasis is on Surface learning and Generic feedback

3.2.3. Application

3.2.4. Analysis

3.2.4.1. Emphasis shifts to strategic learning and targeted feedback

3.2.5. Synthesis

3.2.6. 6. Evaluation

3.2.6.1. Shifts to Deep learning and personalised feedback

4. Types of Assessment

4.1. Summative

4.2. Formative

4.3. Diagnostic

4.4. Resource (further reading) types of assessment

4.5. Poorly designed assessments

4.5.1. fails to link

4.5.1.1. Teaching

4.5.1.2. Learning

4.5.1.3. Assessment

4.5.2. results in

4.5.2.1. Over/Under assessment

4.5.2.2. Affects students motivation

4.5.3. problems as above

4.5.3.1. Poor use of technology

4.6. A good assessment design considers

4.6.1. number of assessments due on the same date within a department/school

4.6.2. time allowed for students to complete the assessment

4.6.3. time for the staff to mark the assessment

4.6.4. quality of feedback

4.6.5. full list here

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