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S.No Assessment Type Description Number of Assignments of this Type Total Marks
1
Mid Semester Test 1
Written
Students are provided with the questions to be answered in a time-constrained context in advance. Alternatively the examination topics may be released in advance but the precise questions are unseen until the exam.
2
Mid Semester Test 2
Written
Students are provided with the questions to be answered in a time-constrained context in advance. Alternatively the examination topics may be released in advance but the precise questions are unseen until the exam.
3
End Semester Test
Written
Students are provided with the questions to be answered in a time-constrained context in advance. Alternatively the examination topics may be released in advance but the precise questions are unseen until the exam.
4
Abstract
Written
Students are required to write an abstract of a research paper/article within a specified word limit e.g. 300 to 500 words.
5
Annotated bibliographies
Written
Students produce a list of texts, primary sources and internet sites on specified or agreed topics to a particular referencing convention. They annotate these with a commentary, which could include an evaluation of what they have read.
6
Articles for different audiences
Written
Students are asked to write on a particular topic(s) to an agreed length in a specific style e.g. a journal, newspaper or magazine.
7
Assessment stations
Practical / Written
Developed in medicine, students move around a series of testing stations being assessed on a number of learning outcomes, each for a fixed period of time. Useful to assess a wide range of skills and knowledge.
8
Book , website, journal article or programme review
Written / Oral
Students write an account or present an oral presentation on designated articles or other programmes e.g. TV/radio. These often include an evaluative element to demonstrate depth of reading and level of understanding in concise formats.
9
Case studies / Care plans
Written / Oral / Problembased / Practical
Students are required to work through a case study/care plan to identify the problem(s) and to offer potential solutions; useful for assessing students understanding and for encouraging students to see links between theory and practice. Case studies could be provided in advance of a time-constrained assessment.
10
Concept maps
Written / Oral
Students map out their understanding of a particular concept. This is a useful (and potentially quick) exercise to provide feedback to staff on students understanding.
11
Critical incident accounts / Journals / Blogs
Written / Work placements
Students working on placements keep diaries, journals or blogs in which they record their experiences. They can be asked to write about a critical incident in terms of context, what happened, the outcomes, how theoretical material they have learnt underpins the process and how they would do things differently in future.
12
Designing learning materials
Written / Oral
Students prepare a learning package for a particular audience e.g. members of the public, school children etc. on a specified or agreed topic.
13
Dissertation
Written
Potential for sampling a wide range of practical, analytical and interpretative skills and to assess a broad application of knowledge, understanding and skills to other situations.
14
"Doing it" exam
Written
An exam which requires students to do something, like read an article, analyse and interpret data etc.
15
Essay
Written
Students are required to write an essay on specified or agreed topics within given parameters e.g. word count, use of different literature sources etc.
16
Essay plans
Written
Instead of writing a full essay, students produce an essay plan to demonstrate their preparation, planning and reading on a set or agreed topic. Useful for formative, self- and peer-assessment.
17
Field report
Written / Oral
Students are required to produce a written/oral report relating to a field/site visit.
18
Grant application
Written
Students are required to use real/adapted versions of different grant application forms to plan a research project. This could be assessed using the published criteria as a basis for the marking criteria.
19
Instant reports
Practical / Written
Students are required to submit a report as they leave the lab. Could be used with a predesigned pro-forma to speed-up marking and feedback provision to students.
20
In-tray exercises
Written / Oral
Students are provided with an initial dossier of papers to read, prioritise and work on, with a variety of tasks and new information given at intervals throughout the period of assessment. This simulates real practice where unknown elements and irrelevancies are often encountered.
21
Laboratory books / Reports
Practical / Written
Students are required to write a report for all (or a designated sample) of practicals in a single lab book. You could inform students that a sample of lab books will be collected each week to mark any reports of labs done in previous weeks; this encourages students to keep their lab books up to date. Each student should be sampled the same number of times throughout the module with a designated number contributing to the assessment mark.
22
Learning logs
Written / Work Placements / Practical
These are lists of activities and outcomes which students check off during a period of learning. For example, students could be asked to indicate competencies which they have practised to a specific level during a work placement.
23
Make or Design something
Practical / Written
Students are required to make or design something, e.g. radio broadcast, video clip, web page etc; useful as a group work exercise.
24
Media profile
Practical / Written / Oral / Performance / Problem-based
Students are asked to use pictures or headlines from newspapers and magazines to illustrate the public perception/profile of a particular aspect of your subject area; useful as a group work exercise.
25
Mini-practical
Practical / Written
This involves a series of mini practical sessions conducted under timed conditions which creates potential for assessing a wide range of practical, analytical and interpretative skills.
26
Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Written
Can be useful for diagnostic, formative assessment, in addition to summative assessment. Well designed questions can assess more than factual recall of information, but do take time to design.
27
Observation
Practical / Oral / Performance
Students are observed whilst undertaking some form of 'performance'. This is commonly used in teaching classroom practice and laboratory work.
28
Online discussion boards
Written
Students are assessed on the basis of their contributions to an online discussion for example, with their peers; this could be hosted on a virtual learning environment (VLE).
29
Open book exams
Written
Students have the opportunity to use any or specified resources to help them answer set questions under time constraints. This method removes the over-reliance on memory and recall and models the way that professionals manage information.
30
Oral presentations
Oral / Written
Students are asked to give an oral presentation on a particular topic for a specified length of time and could also be asked to prepare associated handout(s). Can usefully be combined with self- and peer-assessment.
31
Part-written practical reports
Practical / Written
Lab sheets given to students provide some of the write-up in full but leave sections such as error analysis, theoretical explanation etc. for the students to complete.
32
Patchwork texts
Written / Problem-based
Students write a number of small pieces of work ('patches'), which they then have to later 'stitch' together in a reflective commentary. The patches and the tasks upon which they are based are discrete and complete entities in their own right, but they can help contribute to a holistic understanding of the module content.
33
Performance
Practical / Oral / Written
Students are required to give some form of performance, e.g. concert, play, dance, etc.
34
Portfolios / e-Portfolios
Written / Work placements / Problem-based
Students provide evidence for their achievement of learning outcomes; these commonly incorporate a reflective commentary.
35
Posters
Practical / Written / Oral
Students are asked to produce a poster (either 'real size or as a PowerPoint file) on a particular topic. Can be used individually or in groups to assess a range of activities.
36
Problem sheets
Written
Students complete problem sheets, e.g. on a weekly basis. This can be a useful way of providing students with regular formative feedback on their work and/or involving elements of self- and peer assessment.
37
Question banks
Written
Students are assessed on their ability to produce a certain number of questions on a topic. This helps students to recognise what they do and do not understand about a topic and is a useful way for staff to collate a question bank that could be used for quick formative quizzes throughout the module.
38
Reflective diaries
Written / Work placements / Practical
Students record their learning over a period of time, interspersing narrative with a reflective commentary which could support the development of an action plan.
39
Research projects / Group projects
Written / Practical / Oral / Performance / Problembased / Work placement
Potential for sampling wide range of practical, analytical and interpretative skills. Can assess wide application of knowledge, understanding and skills.
40
Role play
Written / Oral / Performance
Students write or give a presentation taking on a particular role, e.g. a journal reviewer/ editor, consultant, art critic etc. This type of assignment could be paired up with a grant application exercise.
41
Selective reports / Sampling reports
Practical / Written
Students are asked to either write up only particular sections of a report each week, e.g. methods section or results section. Alternatively students are required to write practical reports in full but they are told in advance that only a percentage of the reports will be assessed.
42
Short answer questions
Written
Useful to assess a wide range of knowledge/skills across a module.
43
Simulations
Practical / Written / Oral / Problem-based
Text or vitual computer-based simulations are provided for students who are then required to answer questions, resolve problems, perform tasks and take actions etc. according to changing circumstances within the simulation. Useful for assessing a wide range of skills, knowledge and competencies.
44
Wiki / Blogs
Written
Students are required to keep an individual blog, e.g. to record their progress on a project, or a wiki; could be used as part of a group project exercise.
45
Viva voce
Oral
Often used for assessing 'borderline' degree classifications but also useful to explore students' understanding of a wide range of topics. Depending on class size however, they can be time consuming for staff.