Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. The purpose of collecting information is to identify the weaknesses of the current assessment programme so that we can improve it where necessary. This survey consists of 12 quality criteria, such as fitness for purpose, reproducibility of decision and transparency... under each criterion, there is one sentence briefly explaining what this criterion means.For each criterion, 2-3 statements are given for you to judge.Please let us know how you experienced the assessment methods:
1. to what extent do you agree or disagree with each statement and2. provide evidence in the space provided. The information you provide will enable us to understand what your judgment is based on.In case you cannot make a judgment on the statement, please select "don't know"
Below a short explanation on terms used in this questionnaire.
Assessors:Those evaluating the student, i.e., teachers, counsellors in the field, fellow students and etc.
The tasks that students perform for the assessment. Assessment tasks may vary, e.g., knowledge tests, reports or projects, assignments during a course, group work, simulated professional practice runs, lab practical examinations, and so on.
Assessment/scoring criteria:The criteria on which students / assignments are assessed; derived from the competencies.
Competence commonly defined as a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes. It refers to two types of abilities:
The decision or opinion on a student’s competences which assessors form based on student’s performance. Such a decision or opinion can be expressed in scores and/or comments.
Standards:Standards are about defined levels of quality of the performed assessment tasks.
An example (criterion and standard were created for assessing a written assignment)
(Is the writer's focus clear?)
Establishes a clear focus and purpose and fulfills the goals of the essay, e.g. to entertain, to inform, to persuade
Establishes a focus and purpose and stays on the topic very well.
Attempts to establish a purpose; focus of writing is not fully clear.
Purpose and focus need clarification. What is the writer trying to accomplish? (e.g. to entertain, to inform, to persuade).