Programmatic assessment integrates studying and testing. It provides insight into the student’s personal development. It informs teachers about the quality of their teaching. Meaningful feedback and reflection on that feedback are essential elements of programmatic assessment.
How does it benefit education?
Right now, whether a student passes a course is often determined by the result of a single exam. This leaves a great deal of potentially valuable information to go to waste. A programmatic approach to assessment can help. This approach aligns perfectly with the Utrecht Model of Education, which focuses on personal and engaging teaching that makes the student responsible for their own development.
Implementing programmatic assessment is something you do department-wide, not all by yourself. If you have your own ideas about how to implement programmatic assessment, talk about it with others at your department. To discuss what’s next and to learn more about programmatic assessment, get in touch with Educate-it.