Writing assessment tasks

The main goal when writing your assessment tasks is to ensure they have clear and cohesive instructions, and that the questions or prompts are written in a way that carefully guides students through the assessment task. Ensuring clarity in the way the task is communicated to students is also vital.

This guide will assist you in developing well-written assessment tasks that include clear and cohesive questions and prompts. For assistance with which assessment tasks may work best for your unit, please refer to the Types of Assessment page.

Education Performance Standards Framework

The Education Performance Standards identify the expectations of education practice at Monash – See the Education Performance Standards for more details.

Impact on student learning

Impact on educational knowledge

Impact on educational environment

Effective teaching and learning

Responsive program design

Student- centred orientation

Professional learning engagement

Pedagogical content knowledge

Education research performance

Education innovation

Education leadership




You could address these Practice Elements by providing evidence of how you:

  • Write assessment tasks aligned with your unit’s learning outcomes
  • Increase student engagement through authentic assessment tasks
  • Create opportunities for students to engage in diverse and innovative assessment tasks that draw on a range of skills and knowledge.

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