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Engaging Students in the Implementation of Criterion Referenced Assessment in First Year Law

Cuffe, Natalie & Jackson, Sheryl (2006) Engaging Students in the Implementation of Criterion Referenced Assessment in First Year Law. In Dopson, K (Ed.) Proceedings of the FYHE Conference 2006, 12 - 14 July 2006, Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast.

Abstract

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) University Academic Board approved a new QUT Assessment Policy in September 2003, which requires a criterion-referenced approach as opposed to a norm-referenced approach to assessment across the university(QUT,MOPP,2003). In 2004, the QUT Law School embarked upon a process of awareness raising about criterion-referenced assessment amongst staff and from 2004 – 2005 staggered the implementation of criterion-referenced assessment in all first year core undergraduate law units. This paper will briefly discuss the benefits and potential pitfalls of criterion referenced assessment and the context for implementing it in the first year law program, report on student’s feedback on the introduction of criterion referenced assessment and the strategies adopted in 2005 to engage students more fully in criterion referenced assessment processes to enhance their learning outcomes.

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ID Code: 24378
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Criterion, Engaging, Students, Implementation, Law
ISBN: 0-646-46313-6
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2009 00:28
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 14:36

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