Having a new assessment system (Inspera) offers the opportunity to redesign assessments, and there are many examples of authentic assessment already running throughout FMS.
What is Authentic Assessment?
Authentic assessment covers a wide range of assessment techniques, including setting tasks that students may be asked to undertake in their future careers. It also covers the setting of other purposeful tasks – assessments that have value beyond simply testing knowledge, such as reflective tasks.
During the FMS TEL conference, a session was run that covered several examples of authentic assessment. Examples came from the School of Dentistry, presented by Ruth Valentine and Chris Penlington, the School of Psychology’s Psychology of Religion module led by Patrick Rosenkranz, and the School of Biomedical Sciences, presented by Lindsey Ferrie. The resources can be accessed via the links below.
- Video and Audio via Panopto directly.
- Full set of resources on the FMS TEL Community on Canvas and the MLE.
Check out our previous posts on Inspera for more information, or read more on the LTDS website and Inspera’s corporate homepage.
- Advance HE Assessment Publication, especially Sam Elkington on Flexible Assessment (sign-in needed)
- Rethinking Assessment from JISC
- University of Plymouth Overview
- The Future of Assessment by JISC
- Sally Brown’s Blog, including this Authentic Assessment summary.