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Ten Key Qualities of Asessment Online

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-720-1.ch004
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Morgan, Chris and Meg O’Reilly. "Ten Key Qualities of Asessment Online." Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges. IGI Global, 2006. 86-101. Web. 21 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-720-1.ch004


Morgan, C., & O’Reilly, M. (2006). Ten Key Qualities of Asessment Online. In S. Howell, & M. Hricko (Eds.) Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges (pp. 86-101). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-720-1.ch004


Morgan, Chris and Meg O’Reilly. "Ten Key Qualities of Asessment Online." In Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges, ed. Scott L. Howell and Mary Hricko, 86-101 (2006), accessed October 21, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-720-1.ch004

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Student assessment belongs in the centre of our teaching and learning considerations—it is the engine that drives and shapes student learning. In online contexts, it is argued that although teaching and learning has been dramatically reconceptualised, assessment practices are lagging, and more likely to imitate conventional practices such as end of term exams that encourage rote learning and the dissemination of fixed content. The authors argue that it is essential for online educators to bring the same innovation to their assessment practices that they have to their other online teaching practices. Ten key qualities of good online assessment are offered for consideration and discussion, namely: 1. A clear rationale and consistent pedagogical approach 2. Explicit values, aims, criteria, and standards 3. Relevant authentic and holistic tasks 4. Awareness of students’ learning contexts and perceptions 5. Sufficient and timely formative feedback 6. A facilitative degree of structure 7. Appropriate volume of assessment 8. Valid and reliable 9. Certifiable as students’ own work 10. Subject to continuous improvement via evaluation and quality enhancement

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Chapter 1
Jeanette M. Bartley
With the increasing adoption of advanced education technologies, such as Internet-based communications, there are greater demands for more... Sample PDF
Assessment is as Assessment Does: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Online Assessment and Measurement
Chapter 2
Betty Bergstrom, Jim Fryer, Joel Norris
Learning for many adult professionals culminates in some form of assessment. Doctors, cosmetologists, private detectives, insurance agents, real... Sample PDF
Defining Online Assessment for the Adult Learning Market
Chapter 3
Eric Shepherd
This chapter explains the background and significance of specifications and standards that make it possible for content and management systems to... Sample PDF
Definitions, Uses and Benefits of Standards
Chapter 4
Chris Morgan, Meg O’Reilly
Student assessment belongs in the centre of our teaching and learning considerations—it is the engine that drives and shapes student learning. In... Sample PDF
Ten Key Qualities of Asessment Online
Chapter 5
Sandra J. Thompson, Rachel F. Quenemoen, Martha L. Tharlow
This chapter presents factors to consider in the design of online assessments for all students, including students with disabilities and... Sample PDF
Factors to Consider in the Design of Inclusive Online Assessment
Chapter 6
Katrina A. Meyer
This chapter develops the rationale for several best practices in the assessment of online discussions. It provides instructors with an introduction... Sample PDF
Best Practices in the Assessment of Online Discussions
Chapter 7
Clark J. Hickman, Cheryl Bielema, Margaret Gunderson
This chapter introduces online assessment and evaluation and explores strategies to overcome challenges in their design, development, and delivery... Sample PDF
Challenges in the Deisgn, Development, and Delivery of Online Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 8
Richard Schuttler, Jake Burdick
The approach to curriculum design and development are essential elements to consider when creating a unified system of learning assessment. Although... Sample PDF
Creating a Unified System of Assessment
Chapter 9
Bryan D. Bradley
This chapter provides a survey of basic legal issues that online assessment developers and users need to be aware of and account for in their... Sample PDF
Legal Implications of Online Assessment: Issues for Educators
Chapter 10
Robert R. Hunt
At a time when information, including purloined test and assessment content, moves at “Internet speed,” test and assessment owners are usually... Sample PDF
Legal Implications of Online Assessment: Issues for Test and Assessment Owners
Chapter 11
Eric G. Hansen, Robert J. Mislevy
There is a great need for designers of computer-based tests and testing systems to build accessibility into their designs from the earliest stages... Sample PDF
Accessibility of Computer-Based Testing for Individuals with Disablities and English Language Learners within a Validity Framework
Chapter 12
Eric Shepherd, John Kleeman, Joan Phaup
The use of computers to assess knowledge, skills, and attitudes is now universal. Today, distinguishing between the various delivery and security... Sample PDF
Delivering Computerized Assessments Safely and Securely
Chapter 13
Jamie R. Mulkey, John Fremer
This chapter examines five main aspects of delivering secure tests and examinations via online methods. First, the importance of understanding the... Sample PDF
Securing and Proctoring Online Assessments
Chapter 14
Bernadette Howlett, Beverly Hewett
Online course delivery has introduced a new spectrum of opportunities not only for innovative pedagogical approaches, but also for cheating. This... Sample PDF
Securing and Proctoring Online Tests
Chapter 15
Brian F. Fox
This chapter briefly describes the growing concern over a lack of academic integrity in higher education and the traditional methods employed to... Sample PDF
Supporting and Facilitating Academic Integrity in Distance Education through Student Services
Chapter 16
Boris Vilic, Marie A. Cini
This chapter reviews the issues surrounding user authentication and academic integrity in online assessment and offers a number of academic and... Sample PDF
User Authentication and Academic Integrity in Online Assessment