Designing Assessment for Business Education

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Seminar Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building, 111 Barry St, Parkville

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Tessa Brinley

  • Improving Teaching

"Designing Assessment for Business Education"

Well-designed assessment is the key to engaging students in active and effective learning. When you design assessment, you are designing what and how students will learn. What you decide to assess should be closely aligned with the stated learning outcomes of your subject. This interactive workshop will provide you with practical strategies to design effective assessment that align with the learning outcomes for your subject. You will also be provided with examples of a range of assessment designs and strategies to evaluate assessment types that best fit your subject learning outcomes.

This workshop would suit those who have subject coordination responsibilities and involved with designing assessment for a subject in FBE.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this self-paced workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate what is assessment for student learning
  • Discuss the relevance of aligning assessment tasks to subject learning objectives in business education
  • Compare and contrast different types of assessment tasks across FBE
  • Design an assessment task that aligns with your subject learning outcome(s)


Dr. Valerie Cotronei-Baird is a Senior Lecturer in the WCLA, she works directly with academics across FBE to innovate teaching and assessment practices.  Valerie makes a valuable contribution to experiential learning and authentic assessment practices and has been instrumental in the development and delivery of tutor-training program, professional development programs on teaching, learning, assessment & rubric development, and engaging students in the classroom both online and on campus.