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The UTS assessment principles stress that assessment is criteria-referenced, formative and authentic.

Simply by changing the assessment of your subject you can affect the way students engage with the subject content. A review of the literature shows that finding the right balance of student workload, goal alignment and formative feedback is likely to have the greatest impact on improving student learning. The four elements of the UTS Assessment Strategy are:

  • Developing explicit outcomes and criteria
  • Writing formative feedback
  • Involving students in assessment
  • Streamlining marking

The IML Assessment Series provides a range of short guides on each of these elements. Each guide presents information and examples of a different approach to assessment with a short case study provided by staff at UTS.


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