Choosing a form of assessment

Posted by @SusanVoogd on April 7, 2014, 3:36 p.m.
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When choosing a form of assessment, it's important to align the choice with the learning outcomes (learning objectives) and teaching methods (Biggs & Tang, 2011), see figure 1.


Figure 1: constructive alignment (Biggs & Tang, 2011)

The Bloom wheel (see figure 2) shows the bloom taxonomy accompanied by examples of associated active verbs and examples of related forms of assessment.

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Figure 2: Bloom wheel with associated active verbs and related forms of assessments.

In table 1 (see below) the most common forms of assessment of FNWI are shown accompanied with examples of the forms, the most important type of assessment and appropriate teaching methods. More information about digital assessments can be found here.

Table 1: forms of assessments fnwi, examples, types of assessment and teaching methods

forms of assessments

examples

most important type of assessment*

teaching method**

assignments

programming

d

cp

homework

d

cp, ex, le, lab, pra, pro, f, wg

research

d

wg

peerassessment

180 degree feedback

d

cp, lab, pra, f, wg

peerassessment

d

cp, lab, pra, f, wg

written exam

(mix of) multiple choice

s

le, wg, ss

open questions

d (little questions) and s (many questions)

cp, ex, le, lab, pra, pro, f, wg, ss

case based questions

s

cp, ex, le, lab, pra, pro, f, wg, ss

skills assessment

computer skills (applying professional software)

s

cp

practical (programming, labwork)

d

cp, ex, lab, pra, f, wg

presentation

d

pra, pro, wg

internship

d and s

int

paper/essay

essay

d and s

ex, le, pra, pro, f, wg, ss

analysis

d and s

cp, lab, pra, pro, f, wg

literature review

d and s

le, pra, pro, wg, ss

project

process report

d and s

pro, su

presentation

d and s

pro, p, wg

project  report

d and s

cp, ex, le, lab, pra, pro, su, f, wg, ss

reflection report

log

d and s

cp, ex, lab, pra, pro, f

self evaluation report

d and s

lab, pra, pro, int, f, wg

specific types of assessment

role play

d and s

pra, wg

film assignment

d and s

pra, wg

weblog

d and s

ex, pra, f, wg, ss

debate

d and s

ex, pra, pro, wg

brochure

d and s

ex, pra, pro, wg

prototype

d and s

cp, lab, pra, pro, wg

field work

d and s

ex, f

poster(-presentation)

d and s

cp, ex, le, lab, pra, pro, f, wg

portfolio

d and s

cp, ex, lab, pra, pro, int, f, wg

participation

s

cp, ex, lab, pra, pro, int, f, wg

graduation work

research project: proposal, experimental work, research report and colloquium, article, literature research, bachelor project report

s

le, int, su, f

*: types of assessments:
Diagnostic (also called formative) assessment states hat feedback is more important than getting a grade.
Summative assessment means that the assessment must meet the standardized quality criteria (validity, reliability and transparency) to publish adequate grades.

**: teaching methods: cp: computerpractical, ex: excursion, f: fieldwork, int: internship, lab: laboratorium, le: lecture, pra: practical, pro: project, ss: self-study, su: supervision, wg: workgroup


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