Designing assessments to support deeper learning

New ways to test and feedback on students’ progress that help enhance their learning

Advice on ways to test and monitor student progress that support deeper learning

Assessment is an area of rich debate in higher education with a multitude of opinions on how to do it better for both students and staff. But one thing that most can agree upon is that there is much room for improvement. This collection offers insight and guidance from university staff who are using a wide range of assessment strategies to boost student learning outcomes, from authentic assessment design to doing away with grades entirely.

Assessment design that supports authentic learning (and discourages cheating)

Catherine Wehlburg shares tips for creating a learning environment and assessment design that encourages authentic learning and reduces the temptation to cheat

Catherine Wehlburg

Athens State University

Advice on designing assessment to encourage authentic application of knowledge