Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Transforming assessment practices in a higher education institution
Carmen Tomas

Last modified: 10-05-2018


A review of institutional practices is presented to elicit the extent to which assessment practices really align with the principles of the standards-based paradigm. An institutional case presents the creation of a framework for practice and its use in evaluating institutional practices. Insights at institutional level suggest that mainstream practices and cultural change may need transformation. In particular, design, student engagement, marking and review of assessments may require strengthening. The ensuing institutional agenda to address central areas of concern have evolved into a range of institution-wide initiatives. The case illustrates how faculty and centre projects may work together to enhance the shared understanding of institutional  “good” assessment practice and the development of communities of practice.

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