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Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

Confused about standards-based assessment?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 7th, 2009

So you’ve heard about MQ’s new assessment policy, procedures and code of practice, and you know that standards-based assessment has arrived.  But what is it and how do you find out more?
First, check out the guide to implementation (PDF 485K) of assessment policy and procedures.  In this booklet, standards-based assessment is defined:
In standards based assessment, [...]

Register now: MQ assessment policy workshop (May 6)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 2nd, 2009

Looking to implement aspects of the new assessment policy in your unit?
Keen to see how standards-based assessment could make your grading and feedback more efficient?
Reviewing Your Assessment will provide an overview of MQ’s assessment policy by Associate Professor Jan Orrell and an opportunity to explore what that means for your teaching. In particular, there [...]

Student response to MQ’s assessment policy

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 14th, 2009

Students on the network site Bored of Studies have commented on MQ’s new standards-based assessment policy:
Woohoo!  From this year the assessments are standards based rather than graded on a curve.
YESSS!!!! FINNALLLYYY. that surely made my day. I absolutely hated that SNG crap. I bet they read the BOS forums lol and saw me and some [...]

Standards-based assessment – a new toolkit item

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 11th, 2009

The Assessment Toolkit is a suite of resources being developed by the LTC to assist you in enhancing assessment as part of your teaching practice and also to support the role out of the new Macquarie Assessment policy.
The newest item in the toolkit provides guidelines and examples of Standards-based assessment.   Currently in draft form, [...]

Assessment toolkit now online!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on December 4th, 2008

The Assessment Toolkit is part of a series of short, focused resources on learning and teaching being produced by the LTC.  The resources are designed to help you implement effective assessment in your teaching.  Titles in the toolkit include:

Guide to implementation of assessment policies and procedures
Designing for assessment
Writing learning outcomes
Assessing first year students
Assessing final year [...]