Time

Multiple Assessment Points

Move to a more distributed pattern of assessment; consider introducing ‘surprise’ points.

Assessments are often delivered in the form of one summative assessment, e.g. an exam or essay, at the end of a period of formal learning. In employment however, ‘assessment’ or evaluation points tend to occur frequently. In addition, timing is often out of individual control, and consequently it can be necessary to juggle competing tasks at short notice.

Using multiple assessment points helps to develop reflective thinking, whilst ‘surprise’ points support task prioritisation.