New book on assessment and feedback - free download

Teachers spend much of their time on
assessment, yet many higher education teachers have received minimal
guidance on assessment design and marking. This means assessment can
often be a source of stress and frustration. Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education aims to solve these problems. Offering a concise overview of assessment theory and practice, this guide provides teachers with the help they need.

In education, theory and practice are often poorly linked. In this guide,
Teresa McConlogue presents theoretical ideas and research findings and
links them to practice. She considers recent theoretical work on
feedback and suggests ways of developing evaluative judgement.
Throughout the book, teachers are encouraged to examine their practice
critically, and there are ideas for small-scale educational
investigations, involving teachers, their colleagues and students, such
as using the Assessment Review Questionnaire to adapt assessments.

A key principle of Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education is
that an understanding of academic standards is fundamental to good
assessment design and more reliable marking. The guide explores the
concept of academic standards and proposes methods of co-constructing
shared standards within a teaching team and with students through
calibration activities.


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