Reflections on assessment in higher education 1998-2016 *

Marion Palmer


This paper is an exploration of my journey in assessment theory and practice as a teacher, lecturer, and an educational developer. When I moved to higher education eighteen years ago I promised myself that I would explore assessment and put theory into practice. In October 1998 I went from not being allowed to assess my own students to being required to do so in one day. This is a reflection on the consequences of that step in the form of a narrative of the theoretical and practical learning across that eighteen year period.

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