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Assessing assessment: new developments in assessment design, feedback practices and marking in higher education

The assessment that students undergo communicates to them what really matters in our courses; it strongly influences students’ learning, including what they study, when they study, how much work they do and the approach they take to their learning. Consequently, if we want to improve students’ learning, effort and achievement, assessment is a good place to start. This chapter provides an overview of key theories and issues in developing assessment as well as practical ideas for designing, managing and marking coursework and exams and engaging students with feedback on their assessment.