Assessment design is a dynamic process and educatorsĀ must interact with a whole range of stakeholders in order to ensure the success of their endeavour. Educators must explain, negotiate and evaluate assessment design with colleagues and learners, to ensure that their assessment design is understood, appreciated and continually improving. This can be a very strategic process. It may involve a range of communications to bring learners and colleagues āon sideā. It can also be as simple as adapting the assessment according to learnersā performance and/or feedback. It is important to remember that assessment does not sit as an isolated event but dynamically interacts with other teaching and learning activities.
Key assessment considerations:
- How will resistance or engagement from learners or colleagues influence assessment processes?
- How will learners understand what is required in the assessment task(s)?
- What information will be needed to improve this assessment for subsequent occasions?
- What associated changes in teaching and learning activities will be required?