Do our pass students satisfy our course objectives?

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Course and subject coordinators face the complex task of designing programs that meet the standards of AQF and ensure students achieve our graduate learning outcomes (GLOs). But, do our pass students actually meet
the minimal standards for our subject and course objectives, or do they only demonstrate some achievement towards those standards? As the new assessment and moderation policy brings focus on the articulation of
performance standards for each grade, the question arises whether the pass performance standard does in fact satisfy the criteria and objectives of not just the subject but these broader indicators. If not, what should be done about it? This session aims to promote discussion between participants around how this issue can be addressed at the subject convenor, subject team, school and faculty level. The session will also alert those writing assessments and criteria to the care needed with the specification of the pass standard. The session considers whether the alignment built between AQF standards, GLOs, Course Objectives, Subject Objectives and assessment criteria, could be broken at some of the levels of performance standards.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2013
EventCSU Ed 2013: Transforming Assessment: New Landscapes, New Pedagogy, New Students. - Australia, Bathurst, Australia
Duration: 19 Nov 201321 Nov 2013


ConferenceCSU Ed 2013
Abbreviated titleTransforming Assessment: New Landscapes, New Pedagogy, New Students.
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