Assessment DiscussionWe spent the major portion of 10/28/98 talking about assessment.
Mike noted that there are entire journals devoted to the subject of
We need to decide what forms of assessment are most suited to each area
A good way to think about assessment is the GQM model: goals, questions,
Our task for the coming week is to work out the details in our
Require extra, low-quality work?
Lex Spoon proposes that for each practicum requirement, students should have to do, say, three separate versions of whatever is being assessed, and only one of the three has to be of high quality. That way, students have less pressure to "just meet the checkboxes and move on". It also allows some freedom on certain projects. Someone learns something from doing most any freeform work that consumes time; furthermore, when someone is focussing on meeting specific objectives, they often completely stop thinking abstractly and start viewing the project as just a funny game to be beaten.
Who does the Assessment
Who can do practicum assessment? TAs? Project Managers? Group members? How much input is allowed from each?