Alternative forms of assessment

 

The way we assess students’ performance influences their choice of learning strategies. The forms of assessment in courses and programmes are therefore a means of encouraging study behaviour that results in increased learning. NTNU wants to strengthen awareness of the importance of assessment for learning and to foster a culture of working together to develop good systems for assessment.

The aim of the project is to develop the quality of assessment by encouraging assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudes in a way that is as reliable, valid and conducive to learning as possible. A survey of the current assessment culture at NTNU will be conducted from the perspective of both academic staff and students. Based on this survey, the project will propose initiatives to promote the use of varied forms of assessment that foster learning and skills development in line with the expected learning outcomes, and to document students’ competence in ways that facilitate entry into working life.