Thinking strategically about assessment

Mutch, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-8054-6649, 2002. Thinking strategically about assessment. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 27 (2), pp. 163-174. ISSN 0260-2938

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Drawing upon the literature on strategy formulation in organisations, this paper argues for a focus on strategy as process. It relates this to the need to think strategically about assessment, a need engendered by resource pressures, developments in learning and the demands of external stakeholders. It is argued that in practice assessment strategies are often formed at the level of practice, but that this produces contradiction and confusion at higher levels. Such tensions cannot be managed away, but they can be reflected on and mitigated. The paper suggests a framework for the construction of assessment strategies at different levels of an institution. However, the main conclusion is that the process of constructing such strategies should be an opportunity for learning and reflection, rather than one of compliance.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Creators: Mutch, A.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2002
Volume: 27
Number: 2
ISSN: 0260-2938
Rights: © 2002 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:13

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