Principles of assessment
Assessment is the main way that student progress through a course is documented. Good assessment encourages engagement, facilitates meaningful feedback and is flexible enough to accommodate a range of relevant situations.
RMIT’s Overarching Assessment Principles provide a comprehensive set of principles and effective checklist for what should be achieved by assessment. Assessment should:
- provide student engagement, encouragement and participation
- be manageable in terms of workload and learning outcomes
- be flexible and fair to accommodate relevant differences in student cohorts and learning needs
- provide feedback to students to facilitate future progress
- be reliable, valid and meaningful
- encourage integration of disciplines and be inclusive
- be relevant to the intersection of learning, expected learning outcomes, teaching and assessment.