Selecting assessment methods based on skills


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When considering the assessment methods that are best suited to your particular course, you may wish to reflect on the key skills that you want your students to develop. This guide helps you identify the assessment method that is best for your course needs.

Look through the list on this page and select the skill that you think is most important. Once you have opened your selection, you will see a list of assessment methods that are likely to work for you!

Application of data



Constructing meaning

Conceptual thinking

Critical thinking

Discriminating between sources


Identifying core concepts

Logical argumentation

Organising data

Presenting findings

Problem solving


Summarising abstract concepts

Synthesis of data

Synthesis of meaning