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Title: Wanted! Evidence based guidelines for unseen invigilated examinations
Contributor(s): Stupans, Ieva  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: Assessment has been the subject of vast amounts of literature in higher education for at least the past two decades. In undergraduate health science and science courses assessment of practical classes or clinical performance are quite common assessment components for students. Additionally, assessment components also frequently include unseen, invigilated, timed examinations. They are widely used to summarise what students know at certain times i.e. assessment of learning, in order to report achievement and progress. This is in spite of extensive literature around engaging students in assessment for learning through coursework assessments, particularly in the context of group work. This paper explores aspects of unseen invigilated examinations, such as their alignment with 'traditional' as opposed to 'alternative' assessments, the use of multiple choice questions, whether of a lower or higher cognitive level, the mix of multiple choice questions, short answer and essay questions used in papers, open book versus closed book papers and argues that there is a need for the development of evidence-based guidelines or principles which help guide and inform practice for the construction of unseen invigilated examinations.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ATN Assessment Conference 2008: Engaging Students in Assessment, Adelaide, Australia, 20th - 21st November, 2008
Conference Details: ATN Assessment Conference 2008: Engaging Students in Assessment, Adelaide, Australia, 20th - 21st November, 2008
Source of Publication: ATN Assessment Conference Proceedings
Publisher: Open Journal Systems
Place of Publication: Online
Field of Research (FOR): 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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