Judgement biases in assessment: for better or worse? (0286)

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    Abstract

    Human judgement is a necessary component of assessment but it is subject to judgement biases. Biases are not prejudices, instead, they are misrepresentations in the assessor’s mind of what occurred during the assessment exercise. The potential impact on grades implies that biases are bad and we should try to remove them, but should we and can we? Biases can be useful for alerting a person to an issue so biases may either enhance or hinder fair judgement in the real-world, complex environment of practice-based assessment. We have developed a training package to educate assessors about biases in order to empower them to articulately justify the decisions they make. This paper presents and analyses the purpose and outcomes of a training package for assessors called ‘Better Judgement’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages114-114
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
    EventConverging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: : Local, national and international Perspectives - Celtic Manor, Newport, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Dec 201511 Dec 2015
    https://srhe.ac.uk/arc/conference2015/ (Conference website)

    Conference

    ConferenceConverging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research
    Abbreviated titleSRHE Annual Research Conference 2015
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityNewport
    Period9/12/1511/12/15
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Human Judgement
    • Assessment
    • Training

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