Assessment is an important driver of our students' learning. What is assessed is a key determinant of what your students will learn.
- Assessment design can help distribute workload throughout the semester.
- Designing assessment directly around key learning outcomes focuses students' attention on the most important learning in the unit/program
- Students are more likely to participate in non-assessable unit of study components if they can see clear benefits for their assessment tasks.
- Assessment is dear to our students' hearts. In fact, Ramsden (2003; p. 182) notes that from "our students' point of view, assessment always defines the actual curriculum".
- Assessments are opportunities for students to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes.
- Students also have opportunities to learn by completing an assessment and getting feedback on their performance of an assessment task.