authentic assessment

5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

You had me at bone marrow bingo

The study of blood doesn’t tend to conjure up images of classroom banter, bingo calls or The Biebs. Until Associate Lecturer Rebecca Keppel and her team of scientists decided to change all that.

3 new assessment policy essentials

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the changes to the assessment policy and procedures! Take a moment to look at three important features.

How to design a good open book exam

Open book exams are, in general, more authentic as assessment tasks. They mimic real world conditions better, and can side-step the memorisation-regurgitation of information for which closed-book exams are notorious. But how do you get them right?

Building accessibility into authentic assessments

Authentic assessments are a new way for students to showcase and grow their skills, but how does accessibility fit into the picture?