Assessment and appraisal
On this page you will find more information about the steps you go through when assessing and appraising. Read more about the basic design of assessment, procedures when taking an exam, ways of appraising and evaluating your assessment.
The assessment cycle
The process of assessment and appraisal can be divided into eight phases. This is also called the assessment cycle. Below, you can read all about these eight phases.
Basic design of the assessment in an entire course
After you have formulated your learning objectives and expectations about what students need to know and be able to do at the end of the course, you can get started on how you will assess the learning objectives.Read more
Designing an assessment matrix
To align the assessment in a course with the learning objectives and the learning and teaching activities, and to make sure you assess all learning objectives, you can use an assessment matrix.Read more
Choosing and constructing an assessment method
What assessment method you choose depends on the level and content of the learning objectives and the goal of the assessment. Additionally, you can choose whether to assess with or without digital assessment software.Read more
Taking an exam
When taking an exam, the conditions for students need to be as favourable as possible. It is also important that these conditions are similar for all students.Read more
Appraising assessment results
After taking an assessment, the results are appraised. It is important when designing an assessment to determine the basis of the appraisal and record it in the form of a rubric or list of criteria.Lees meer
Analysing an assessment
After the appraisal of the results of an assessment, you can determine the reliability of the assessment results by analysing the quality of the assessment and the quality of the individual assessment questions (the items). A good analysis contributes to the quality of assessment in your course.Read more
Exam inspection and exam discussion
After the assessment analysis, the final assessment results are registered. Next, they are communicated to the students. After publishing the grades in Osiris, an exam inspection takes place.Read more
Evaluating and improving an assessment
After going through the first six phases of the assessment cycle, you as a lecturer (or team of lecturers) evaluate the entire assessment cycle. What went well and what could have been done better? The evaluation gives input for the (re)design of the assessment.Read more
Do you have questions or are you looking for more information? The Teaching Information Point at your faculty is happy to help you further.