Introduction to assessment for active learning

Workshop details

Dates for 2022-23

  • Wednesday 26 October 10.00-13.00 (online)
  • Tuesday 24 January 10.00-13.00 (online)
  • Monday 24 April 10.00-13.00 (online)



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Who should attend?

Please note that this workshop was called 'Introduction to assessment for learning' prior to the 2019-20 academic year.

This workshop is for staff who teach and assess students through tests, quizzes, coursework that carry a grade (summatively) but also assess them on a day to day basis without any grade consequences (formatively). In particular, this workshop is for staff who are new to teaching, and for those who want to review their existing ways of assessing students and build up a repertoire of assessment strategies to facilitate active learning.

The session presents and discusses a range of issues related to assessing students: the role of assessment in active learning, the characteristics of good assessment, methods of assessing students and assessment innovation.

This workshop is intended to complement the A practical guide to Designing effective assessment questions and marking rubrics and A practical guide to giving effective feedback workshops. These assessment-related workshops are meant to be complementary; attending all of them is not compulsory but is worthwhile if you are involved in both formative and summative assessment.

NB This workshop has considerable overlap with Introduction to feedback and formative assessment in the Faculty of Medicine which is specifically designed for those working in the Faculty of Medicine. Duplicating attendance at these workshops is likely to be unrewarding.

Key areas

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 (UKPSF) (at Higher Education Academy): A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, V1, V2, V3.