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Re-imagining Assessments - Beyond Assessment Design

Re-imagining assessments isn’t all about assessment design. Whether you’re an educational designer, educator, unit coordinator, or teaching and learning leader, there are many ways you can help to make exams more inclusive.

Exams can act as barriers to success for many students. Though they’ve traditionally been seen as an efficient and ‘fair’ way to measure student learning, in practice many students require adjustments to the format and timing of exams in an effort to make things more equitable. Therefore, exams should be used as sparingly as possible and, where used, need to be carefully designed to ensure they are inclusive.

Deakin University have created a framework to assist educators and unit chairs in re-imagining their assessments from a design perspective.