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Assessing the assessments: evidencing and benchmarking student learning outcomes in chemistry

Grant


Scheme


  • Innovation and Development Program

Abstract


  • Abstract: The Australian higher education system faces a range of challenges as it moves towards a standards-based paradigm. A critical issue for consideration in this shift is assessment strategies and practices: they must be fit-for-purpose and provide evidence that students have met disciplinary threshold learning outcomes. Key outputs that will be delivered from this project are (1) a valid and reliable framework to determine whether an assessment item provides evidence of achievement of one or more Chemistry Threshold Learning Outcomes, (2) an extensive catalogue of exemplary assessment items covering all Chemistry Threshold Learning Outcomes that will benefit all chemistry teaching staff and (3) a proposal to enable recognition that international standards to receive due consideration given the demands that will be placed on our graduates and institutions to compete in a global marketplace. These outputs will be delivered by building on collaborative work within a broad coalition of chemistry academics and through international linkages.

Date/time Interval


  • 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • ID14-3652

Local Award Id


  • 117825

Scheme


  • Innovation and Development Program

Abstract


  • Abstract: The Australian higher education system faces a range of challenges as it moves towards a standards-based paradigm. A critical issue for consideration in this shift is assessment strategies and practices: they must be fit-for-purpose and provide evidence that students have met disciplinary threshold learning outcomes. Key outputs that will be delivered from this project are (1) a valid and reliable framework to determine whether an assessment item provides evidence of achievement of one or more Chemistry Threshold Learning Outcomes, (2) an extensive catalogue of exemplary assessment items covering all Chemistry Threshold Learning Outcomes that will benefit all chemistry teaching staff and (3) a proposal to enable recognition that international standards to receive due consideration given the demands that will be placed on our graduates and institutions to compete in a global marketplace. These outputs will be delivered by building on collaborative work within a broad coalition of chemistry academics and through international linkages.

Date/time Interval


  • 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • ID14-3652

Local Award Id


  • 117825