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Writing assessment tasks

This resource will help you choose, design and write clear assessment tasks to assess learning outcomes.

Designing assessment regimes

Here you will get some key recommendations and an overview on designing effective assessment regimes in line with best-practice principles.

Marking, grading and rubrics

Learn how to mark consistently through the appropriate application of criteria and moderation practices.

Academic integrity

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The Conversation: Making Sense of Exams

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.

University tests should be part and parcel of teaching - not stand-alone events

This article from The Conversation describes how to make exams more integrated with the teaching practice and how this can reduce exam stress.

Exams might be stressful but they improve learning

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.

Assessment Regime procedure

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.

Scheduled Final Assessments procedure

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.

Grading schema procedure

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used at Monash in a range of assessment contexts, calculations of WAM, GPA and CGPA, and rules around the use of the withdrawn incomplete (WI) grade.

Marking and feedback procedure

Outlines processes and principles for marking, blind marking, second marking, double marking, provision of feedback, quality assurance, finalising results, responsibilities, and re-marking requests.

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