The multiple limitations of assessment criteria
Presenter: Emeritus Professor Sue Bloxham (University of Cumbria, UK)
118 people from the UK to Australia registered for the event which was run in conjunction with the Assessment in Higher Education Conference. Professor Sue Bloxham, from the AHE Executive Group presented her work on the topic of ‘ The multiple limitations of assessment criteria. It involved a discussion of the use of assessment criteria by experienced markers and drew on a recent study which identified five factors in the use of criteria that contribute to marking inconsistency. Lively debate took place using the webinar chat room on the implications for fairness, standards and guidance to students.
- Slide Set: TA_webinar_4_nov_2015_slides.pdf [656KB] [PPT 1.4MB]
- Chat Log (edited for clarify): TA_webinar_4nov2015_chat_log.txt
- Sue Bloxham’s: staff profile.
- Journal article: Bloxham, S., den-Outer, B., Hudson, J., & Price, M. (2015). Let’s stop the pretence of consistent marking: exploring the multiple limitations of assessment criteria. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1–16. http://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2015.1024607.
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