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A practical guide to designing effective assessment questions and marking rubrics

Workshop details

Dates for 2023-24

  • Monday 13 November 10.00-13.00 (online)
  • Monday 19 February 10.00-13.00 (online)

Dr Tiffany Chiu

Administrative Enquiries
Su Beasley edudevcourses@ic.ac.uk

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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.

Key areas

  • Aligning questions with intended learning outcomes
  • Question design and writing
  • Developing mark schemes/rubrics
  • Addressing common marking pitfalls
  • Support students in preparing for assessment

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K5, K6, V3.