Links to Assessment Websites

Assessing Learning in Australian Universities website is hosted by Melbourne University. It contains several resources produced from a significant project on assessment.
http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/assessinglearning/index.html

A booklet summarising the resources produced from the project can be found at
http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/assessinglearning/docs/AssessingLearning.pdf

Assessment futures is a site hosted by the University of Technology Sydney containing recent work on assessment for future learning http://www.iml.uts.edu.au/assessment-futures/

The University of Queensland's TEDI site contains substantial information on aspects of assessment. While some is specific to the context of UQ, others such as several ‘quickbite' briefings contain information that is generally useful. The resources are available at http://www.tedi.uq.edu.au/teaching/assessment/downloads.html

Some particularly useful resources on the site are:

The Higher Education Academy in the UK has a very extensive website of resources on a wide range of aspects of learning and teaching including pages focusing specifically on assessment. The assessment front page is located at:  http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/learning/assessment

The website also includes links to a series of guides and briefings on assessment in general and particular aspects of assessment (e.g. assessing portfolios, assessment in large classes). They can be accessed at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/ourwork/tla/assessment_series

Articles, Books and References

Angelo, T & Cross K, P (1993) Classroom Assessment Techniques, Jossey Bass, San Francisco.
Boud, D and Falchikov, N (2007) Rethinking assessment in higher education: Learning for the longer term Routledge, London

Broadfoot, P (2007) An Introduction to assessment Continuum, London

Brown, G (2001) Assessment: A guide for lecturers - available to down load at http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/Resources/gc/Assess3.rtf  

Race, P (2008) A compendium of extracts on Assessment - available to download at http://phil-race.co.uk/?page_id=813

Race, P (2001) A briefing on self, peer and group assessment - available to download at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/resources/resourcedatabase/id9_briefing_on_self_peers_and_group_assessment_snas_901.rtf

Case, S M & Swanson D B. Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences, Third Edition (Revised) 2002 National Board of Medical Examiners. Available at http://www.nbme.org/PDF/ItemWriting_2003/2003IWGwhole.pdf

GIHE Good Practice Guide on Developing Effective Assessment prepared by Dr Heather Alexander. Available at http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/52862/gihe_tipsheet_web_dea.pdf