SMART Assessment Hub: Staff and Student Stories
Paula Hodgson, Wai Yuk Angel Ho, Sin Yee Cindi Tang and Pui Ying Alison Li
Abstract / Video
SMART assessment project, funded by two rounds of Teaching Development and Learning Enhancement Grants between 2015 and 2019 aims to invite faculty to adopt best practices on assessment in the university. Being smart in assessment design, educators may consider (1) synthesis of information to knowledge, (2) measurement of student performance with fair and clear guidelines, (3) authenticity in the assessment tasks, (4) relevancy to real-world practice, and (3) timely feedback which is crucial to enable student pursing self-regulatory learning habit. This project has attracted staff and students across disciplines in telling their stories. In the SMART assessment hub, ten champions on assessment design and assessment practice illustrate what they do and how best they engage their students in university study; selected student stories across disciplines are highlighted on learning approach and strategies adopted, and ways to plan and organize the study while managing various assessment tasks. Ultimately, the hub serves as a channel to showcase best practices by educators and channel effective learning strategies.