Authentic assessment strategies from three New Zealand tertiary organisations: A rich resource

Stewart, Jane and Musgrave, Jill and Matheson, Rosanne S. (2009) Authentic assessment strategies from three New Zealand tertiary organisations: A rich resource. In: Tertiary assessment and higher education student outcomes: Policy, practice, and research. Ako Aotearoa, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 33-41. ISBN 9780473154219

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This paper focuses on three cases of authentic assessment practice used in three different institutional contexts in New Zealand tertiary education. They represent the diversity and commonalities of the 39 case studies collected for the Teaching Matters Forum project. The case studies provide a rich description of the assessment strategies, including motivation for adoption, strengths, and limitations. The commonly noted strengths of the assessment strategies are emphasised and discussed with reference to the literature on authentic assessment. Authentic assessment is framed as an innovation which promotes student learning and as part of the growing emphasis on ‘assessment for learning’, evident across all three sectors of New Zealand tertiary education.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Symposium held 17-19 November, 2008, at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
Keywords that describe the item:Authentic assessment, assessment for learning, assessment case studies
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > School of Education
ID Code:175
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Deposited On:09 Jun 2009 01:49
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