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A guide to resources of interest to teachers of first year units at the University of New England, Australia.
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Assessment strategies

Baker, D. J., & Zuvela, D. (2012). Feedforward strategies in the first-year experience of online and distributed learning environments. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(6), 687-697. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2012.691153

Fisher, R., Cavanagh, J., & Bowles, A. (2009). Assisting transition to university: using assessment as a formative learning tool. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 36(2), 225-237. doi: 10.1080/02602930903308241

Kelly, D., Baxter, J.S. and Anderson, A. (2010). Engaging first-year students through online collaborative assessments. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26: 535–548. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00361.x

Mostert, M., & Snowball, J. D. (2012). Where angels fear to tread: online peer-assessment in a large first-year class. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(6), 674-686. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2012.683770

Varsavsky, C., & Rayner, G. (2012). Strategies that challenge: exploring the use of differentiated assessment to challenge high-achieving students in large enrolment undergraduate cohorts. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2012.714739




Orsmond, P., & Merry, S. (2010). Feedback alignment: effective and ineffective links between tutors’ and students’ understanding of coursework feedback. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 36(2), 125-136. doi: 10.1080/02602930903201651

Price, M., Handley, K., Millar, J., & O'Donovan, B. (2010). Feedback : all that effort, but what is the effect? Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(3), 277-289. doi: 10.1080/02602930903541007

Walker, M. (2009). An investigation into written comments on assignments: do students find them usable? Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(1), 67-78. doi: 10.1080/02602930801895752

Weaver, M. R. (2006). Do students value feedback? Student perceptions of tutors’ written responses. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(3), 379-394. doi: 10.1080/02602930500353061


Assessment & Monitoring

Harris, T., Spiller, D., Schoenberger-Orgad, M. and Cockburn-Wootten, C. (2012). Using rubrics to assist teachers to embed evaluation feedback in the development of their teaching and learning. Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 9(1), 112-125.

Marrington, Andrew D., Nelson, Karen J., & Clarke, John A. (2010) An economic case for systematic student monitoring and intervention in the first year in higher education. In Proceedings of 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, Queensland University of Technology Publications, Adelaide.

Kift, Sally M. & Moody, Kim E. (2009) Harnessing assessment and feedback in the first year to support learning success, engagement and retention. In ATN Assessment Conference 2009 Proceedings, RMIT University, Melbourne.

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