An alternative grading tool for enhancing assessment practice and quality assurance in higher education


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Author: Grainger, Peter; Weir, Katie


Assessing student learning in university courses is commonly done using a rubric that arranges the assessment criteria and standards descriptors in a matrix style or grid format. This paper introduces an alternative style of grading tool known as the continua model of a guide to making judgements, which arranges assessment criteria based on a continuum of quality to look for in student work. The research participants attended focused professional development workshops then revised their criteria sheets based on the continua model and implemented them in teacher education classes....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Quality; Higher education; Workforce development

Keywords: Quality assurance; Professional development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 53

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2016

Pages: pp. 73-83

ISSN: 1470-3297, 1470-3300 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 123.663

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