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.

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