There is increasing pressure on teachers in further and higher education to provide assessment systems that are fair, valid, reliable, efficient and effective.
Funding bodies demand higher quality, students themselves have sharpening expectations, and there is a new emphasis on competence-based systems.
Traditionally, assessment of students' work has caused teachers more difficulties than any other area, yet the growing number of students and severe financial restraints mean that even existing standards are difficult to maintain. In this completely updated edition of "500 Tips on Assessment", the authors look at the questions and the problems that teachers face and provide them with practical guidance.
Their advice is down-to-earth, jargon free and digestible, covering such key issues as: * putting assessment into context: best practice, learning outcomes and monitoring quality of assessment * different examination formats: traditional, open-book, open-notes, oral exams * different assessment formats: essays, reports, practical work, presentations * feedback and assessment * assessing group learning. "500 Tips on Assessment "is an invaluable dip-in aid for hard-pressed lecturers and teachers in further and higher education.
It should be read, enjoyed and seriously considered by all those concerned about the quality and appropriateness of their assessment methods.