Different methods of assessment

A male student in a lab practical in Hopkins building at the University of ReadingThe A-Z of assessment methods (PDF - 119KB) provides examples of different assignments relevant to assessing written, practical (including laboratory and field-work) problem-based, work placements (including reflective assessments), performance and oral work. The assignment types have been arranged alphabetically for ease of searching with a brief description of what's involved. Links to both generic and subject-specific resources and case study examples are listed at the end of the table. The assignments could be used either for formative assessment and/or summative assessment as well as potentially opening up opportunities for the use of peer and self-assessment. There are also lots of opportunities for incorporating the use of technologies in terms of their use in preparing the assignment, presenting the assignment and/or marking and providing feedback to students.

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