FLO Friday: Alternative Assessment: Negotiating Standards

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As assessment validity increases, evaluation reliability decreases. This matters to instructors who are interested in moving away from multiple-choice tests and toward alternative assessments. In this FLO Friday, we will discuss ways to increase evaluation reliability by negotiating standards with students and colleagues. We will examine exemplars, calibration activities, student-built rubrics, and conversations about quality. At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the paradox between validity and reliability.
  • Improve the evaluation reliability of at least one of your alternative assessments.
  • Invite students into the conversation about quality.

Your FLO facilitator for this session is the fabulous Nicki Rehn (she/her). Nicki is currently a learning transformation specialist at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. She has been connected with BCcampus since 2019, winning open educational resource grants, delivering workshops, and participating in symposiums and conferences. She is excited to be part of the FLO series. Nicki has a doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment. She has designed and taught countless assessment courses and workshops over the past 13 years for Coast Mountain College, Quest University, BCcampus, and Ambrose University. She also worked as an instructional designer for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for three years, aligning assessment to outcomes. Nicki promotes alternative assessment and assessment for learning approaches every opportunity she can.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.


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