This resource will help you choose, design and write clear assessment tasks to assess learning outcomes.
Here you will get some key recommendations and an overview on designing effective assessment regimes in line with best-practice principles.
Learn how to mark consistently through the appropriate application of criteria and moderation practices.
Explore academic integrity principles, policies and procedures.
Examine students' knowledge, skills and attributes effectively using online assessment activities
This article “Should we do away with exams altogether? No, but we need to rethink their design and purpose.” goes through some of the myths associated with exams.
This article from The Conversation describes how to make exams more integrated with the teaching practice and how this can reduce exam stress.
This article from The Conversation goes through some of the benefits of exams and how they do enhance the learning process.
Relevant policies & procedures
Monash has specific policies and procedures related to assessment. Take the time to review these to inform your teaching practice.
Explains requirements of developing and implementing an assessment regime for a unit, rules around scheduling, extensions, hurdles, alternative and supplementary assessments, and communicating assessment requirements.
Explains the requirements for timed major assessment tasks that are scheduled after the end of the teaching period including closed-book tasks, open-book tasks, and open-access tasks, as well as eAssessments.
Explains the final grades that are used at Monash in a range of assessment contexts, calculations of WAM, GPA and CGPA, and rules around the use of the withdrawn incomplete (WI) grade.
Outlines processes and principles for marking, blind marking, second marking, double marking, provision of feedback, quality assurance, finalising results, responsibilities, and re-marking requests.