Develop assessment questions

This section covers information to assist you with writing clear questions or prompts for assessment tasks

The questions or prompts that drive your assessment tasks should align with the learning objectives, allow you to collect evidence of student learning and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate a clear outcome. If correctly written, assessment tasks can measure most learning objectives including higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation (Armstrong, 2010). When writing questions, there should be opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge at different cognitive levels. The following sections outline how to write different types of questions or prompts for assessment tasks.