Designing effective assessment questions and marking rubrics
A practical guide to designing effective assessment questions and marking rubrics
Workshop dates for 2022-23 will be advertised from late August. Please subscribe to the EDU newsletter to receive updates on forthcoming EDU offerings.
Who should attend?
Please note that this workshop was called 'A Practical Guide to Setting and Marking Assessments' prior to the 2020-2021 academic year.
This workshop is designed for staff who set questions, design assessment tasks and/or mark students’ answers for examinations or other assessment contexts. In particular, this workshop is for staff who are new to setting and marking exams and other summative assessments, and for those who want to review their existing practice.
We will address a range of key considerations when summatively assessing students including: devising unambiguous assessment questions of an appropriate level and type, developing and using mark schemes/rubrics, supporting students in preparing for assessment and recognising marking pitfalls.
Participants should aim to also attend the Introduction to Assessment for Active Learning workshop and the Practical Guide to Giving Effective Feedback workshop which are intended to complement this session.
- Aligning questions with intended learning outcomes
- Question design and writing
- Developing mark schemes/rubics
- Suppport students in preparing for assessment
- Addressing common marking pitfalls
Imperial STAR Framework
This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the STAR framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K5, K6, V3.
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