Assessment methods

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Different assessment methods allow you to assess different aspects of student learning. Having the right mix of methods means that a number of different skills can be assessed. This section enables you to explore some possible assessment methods by examining their advantages, challenges, validity and rigour. It also offers insight into how students might experience these methods as well as links to examples of these methods in practice.

Several of these methods can take place under various conditions – under exam conditions, in class, at home, or online. Varying these conditions rewards different student abilities. You can therefore read this section in tandem with Assessment Conditions.

Annotated bibliographies

Blogs

Case studies

Class participation

Essays

MCQs

Objective tests

Oral presentations

Policy papers

Portfolio

Posters

Problem sets

Research proposals

Simulations and games

Visual media

 

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