Developing an Assessment Resource for Professional Learning

Project Overview

SCU is in the process of reviewing and updating their assessment policy and procedure to ensure it is aligned with scholarly best practice in university education. Effectively implementing new assessment policies and procedures means supporting staff through change. That is, helping them make meaning of these changes in order to adapt and/or re-focus their assessment practices. A digital professional learning resource will be designed and developed with consultation and input from SCU staff to ensure it is useful and useable in a range of teacher contexts. The aims of the project are to:

  • Conduct an environmental scan and analysis of current assessment policies, practices and resources that will inform the development of a digital professional learning resource that supports the implementation of a new Assessment Policy and procedure at SCU
  • Consult and engage with key stakeholders in the conceptualisation and design of the resource
  • Test, refine and create an assessment resource for academic staff that supports different user case scenarios with consideration to the affordances and constraints of the technology platform and tools
  • Document and analyse the approaches and processes that were deployed during the project using a design-based research approach

In the long term it is anticipated that the provision of the assessment resource will contribute to:

  • Wider recognition that assessment is major influence on students' learning approaches and outcomes
  • A strong awareness of the new assessment policy and procedures and their implications for assessment at SCU
  • Improved assessment design and practices
  • SCU exemplars of powerful assessment practices
  • SCU graduates who are highly prepared for work and citizenship in the 21st Century (work ready plus)
  • A design process and design principles for resource-based professional learning that focuses on academic's needs and their user experiences

Project Team

Project Leader
Associate Professor Gail Wilson
Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning

Project Consultant
Dr Caroline Steel
Assessment Resource Development Project