Innovative Assessment 5: Supporting Assessment Design and Implementation Through CDAP

Innovative assessment for excellence has been the focus of this series of presentations addressing; assessment for, as and through learning; strategies for closing the feedback loop; assessment and Universal Design for Learning; and constructive alignment. In this presentation Donna will draw on these previous discussions, challenging ideas of assessment innovation in relation to understanding and applying principles of effective assessment. Ideas of excellence will also be explored through a focus on effective and authentic assessment design and its implementation in a changing curriculum environment. Speaking to the implementation of the CDAP curriculum management system, Donna will present a two-level design process that enables assessment to be designed for oversight and accreditation, while value adding, enabling flexibility, ensuring academic integrity and security and adaptation to changing student needs.  This approach acknowledges constraints as positive affordances that create structure and guidance for assessment to facilitate engaging and future focused opportunities for students to demonstrate what they know, understand and are able to do.

Presented by

  • Portrait of Dr Donna Mathewson Mitchell

    Dr Donna Mathewson Mitchell

    Product Owner - CDAP Project, Sub-Dean, Design & Development

    Donna is currently seconded to the role of CDAP Product Owner in the Curriculum Design, Accreditation and Publication project at Charles Sturt University. She has previously worked in leadership positions at Charles Sturt and at Australian Catholic University, and as a Senior Lecturer in teacher education. After many years as a secondary teacher, Donna was also Chief Examiner for the NSW HSC Examination from 2011-2014, which provided specific experience in the development of high stakes, large scale assessment. Donna’s research spans schools, universities and informal learning contexts and she has a continuing interest in purposefully connecting curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment design.


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This workshop was recorded on: 15 September 2022

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