Evaluating assessment strategies through collaborative evidence-based practice: Can one tool fit all?

Liz McDowell, Joanne Smailes, Kay Sambell, Alistair Sambell, Delia Wakelin

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This paper reports on a collaborative project to improve assessment undertaken by a cross-discipline group of university lecturers (Business, Engineering and Psychology) using action research methodology. First-stage analysis was based on results from an Assessment Experience Questionnaire developed by the FAST FDTL4 (Formative Assessment in Science Teaching - Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning Phase 4) project and complementary qualitative data. Collaborative discussion of outcomes led to formulation of improvement plans within each discipline. Further conclusions were made surrounding the selected standardised tool and the process of undertaking collaborative action research across disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-153
Number of pages11
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number2
Early online date1 Apr 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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