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The value of programme-wide approach to assessment.

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  • Peter T. Knight
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2000
<mark>Journal</mark>Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Issue number3
Volume25
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)237-251
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Reliability is important in the academic judgements that higher education institutions pass to employers, graduate schools and other stakeholders. However, there are well-known limits to the levels of reliability that can be reached at reasonable cost and without sacrificing validity. It is argued that a systemic approach to the assessment of student learning shows how resources may be freed up to invest in securing more reliable assessments where they are desirable and might reasonably be had.