Are we all agreed it’s a 2.i? Making assessment criteria explicit

Beattie, Darrin, Gill, Sue, Wallace, Kelley and Wood, Jim (2009) Are we all agreed it’s a 2.i? Making assessment criteria explicit. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 3 (1). pp. 36-42.

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Using our experience of a work-related learning project, run jointly between Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, in which 600 students annually undertake work placements, this paper focuses on the inherent challenges of using over 30 assessors to assess students. The assessors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and we have had to find solutions to the issue of consistency of making across all assessors. Inevitably this has led to a process designed to make explicit the tacit assumptions which underlie our individual experiences of assessment and forge a common, clearly articulated understanding across all the assessors. We also recognise that this is an ongoing activity which needs continual attention to maintain and develop the community of practice and adapt to the changing environment in which we operate.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Non-Initial Teacher Education (Non-ITE)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 16:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 08:30


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