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Designing Assessment: using the Design Decisions Framework

Register for the Designing Assessment Workshop

Assessment is one of the most powerful influencers of student learning and student behaviour. Decades of research suggests ways that assessment 'should' be done, but on-the-ground practice tends to be different. There is a substantial gap between the 'state of the art' and the 'state of the actual' in assessment. Why is everyday assessment practice so difficult to change?

This practical workshop introduces the Assessment Design Decisions Framework. The ADD framework is the product of a federally funded Australian research project that explored the gritty realities of assessment and connected them to rigorous assessment evidence and expertise. Participants will apply the framework to a new or existing assessment design from your own teaching. You can access the framework and other resources on the project website.

We are delighted to be welcoming Prof. Phillip Dawson (Deakin University, Australia) to host this workshop on assessment design.

If you are interested in this workshop, you may also like to attend the Diversifying Assessment Forum which will be taking place on the afternoon of the same day; Prof. Phillip Dawson will be giving the keynote at this event on the latest approaches to AI and assessment.

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