D2 Prepare assessor resources
If you are responsible for the development of online assessment tasks which other assessors will use, you would usually also develop assessor tools to assist the management of the assessment tasks. These are likely to include:
- guide for how to deliver the assessment tasks
- overview of strategies for ensuring successful completion of tasks by online learners
- a series of checklists
- marking and scoring rubrics
- development of a system for assessing group work
- some hints on handling some common issues faced by online learners.
These assessor resources can be placed within online delivery systems, such as WebCT, for assessors to access all support materials.
A rubric is an authentic assessment tool which is particularly useful in assessing criteria which are complex and subjective. This site has a wealth of information, tips and downloads on how to create rubrics for your subject area.
Rubrics for web Lessons
Rubric for assessing discussions
We have prepared this Word document on assessing online discussions as a model. You can customise it for your own teaching and assessment context.
This Word document sets out some common criteria which may be assessed online and some indications of performance at different levels. It is designed for you to modify.
D2 Assessing Online discussions - Word
SPARK - Self & peer assessment resource kit
SPARK is an 'open source' web-based self and peer assessment kit.
SPARK provides a range of criteria related to team tasks. It enables confidentiality to learners rating their own and their peers' contributions.
SPARK automates data collection, collation and calculation and can change group marks to individual marks. It also enables assessors with large classes to incorporate self and peer assessment.
Try it out and see how to download it for your institution