Assessment Prize Winners
Assessment in the First Year.
Winner: Dr Leigha Dark (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Assessment in a Capstone project:
Winner: Dr Jane Butler (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Assessment in Online interactive group activities
Winners: Dr Valerie Margrain and Ms Leanne Hallowell (Faculty of Education)
The use of Online quizzes for assessment delivery
Winners: Dr Kylie Mosely, Dr Xochitl De la Piedad Garcia (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
Using ePortfolios to assess:
The winners of the 2012 Good Practice in Assessment Prize were announced on 16 November 2012, and published as:
Guidelines for implementing the 2013 assessment policy, and case studies from the 2012 Assessment prize.
These are the winning submissions in each of the six categories for 2012:
- diverse groups
- first year assessment
- large groups
- moderation and equivalence
Winner: Mrs Coral Bailey Nursing
Title: HLSC110 Beginning Professional Practice: observational field visit and video
In her case study Coral demonstrates how vital academic support is for first year students. By providing early feedback on a two-part assessment task and assigning students to mentors she makes them feel supported and in control of the tasks so they can meet the unit’s learning outcomes.
Winner: Dr Catherine Bell Visual Arts
Title: ‘Negotiating Collaborative Creativity: art collectives as a strategy for assessing group studio-led research.’
Catherine’s case study, where students form collectives and mount their own exhibitions, clearly demonstrates her approach to innovative assessment which is developed in response to her students’ learning needs.
Winners: Dr Wilhelmina van Rooy and Mrs Vicki Bredin
Title: ‘The fair Test:Learning and teaching opportunities for early childhood/primary teachers to work scientifically’
Wilhelmina and Vicki’s case study describes innovative assessment which is effective in helping large groups of students to develop their English language skills in weekly tutorial written and aural work. Their assessment design provides good guidance for students and reduces marking time for staff.
Moderation and Equivalence
Winners: Ms Natalie Gamble and Team Health Sciences
Title: ‘Development of a Resource to Facilitate Cross-Campus Moderation of Assessment’
Natalie and the team from Health Sciences clearly demonstrate the research/practice nexus in learning and teaching in their case study. Their work has provided ACU with resources which benefit our students by disseminating vital knowledge regarding moderation and equivalence nationally.
Winner: Ms Tracey Harris
Title: ‘Social Work and Policy Q&A’
Tracey’s winning entry is an exemplar of how rubrics can work to clearly identify the standards of achievement of learning outcomes and graduate attributes for an assessment task. Tracey’s social work students needed to debate a policy position in a live Q&A panel, and the rubric assessed their understanding of policy and ability to respond to the audience, as well as key policy communication skills.