Assessment is an important aspect of a course, providing opportunities for the demonstration, application and measurement of students’ achievements and capabilities.

RMIT seeks to set the highest standards for its assessment practices. You should try to develop and implement assessment that is:

  • valid and meaningful
  • flexible
  • manageable
  • fair and considerate of diverse needs
  • reliable, and which
  • encourages student learning and participation
  • provides feedback
  • encourages student integration of learning.

Well-designed assessment strategies provide a meaningful learning experience, allowing students to assess and reflect on their own learning. Assessment can also assist in the evaluation of your course; ensuring that the stated learning outcomes are being met by the chosen delivery model.

The topics covered in this section of the guide will help you to choose appropriate assessment strategies to meet these needs for yourself, and your students.

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