Recordings of the ‘Introduction to Assessment’ workshops

Watch this two part series on STP focused assessment, reflective writing, constructive feedback and questioning techniques.


Introduction to Assessment - part 1

This workshop focuses on building on your experience of assessment/assessing and will help you understand how and why assessment is used in the Scientist Training Programme (STP).

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • critically examine your own values, beliefs and attitudes in relation to assessment
  • define what is meant by the term ‘assessment’ including formative and summative assessment
  • examine the purposes of assessment
  • analyse the characteristics of a good assessment
  • evaluate the importance of feedback for formative and summative assessment

Introduction to Assessment - part 2

This workshop focuses on assessing written work, interviews and discussions.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • confidently engage in assessing summative assessments e.g. IACC
  • write constructive feedback across all grade descriptors
  • use effective and probing questioning techniques to elicit evidence of learning

The workshop has a focus on the STP final assessment but the techniques can be applied to a wide range of assessment types.

Last updated on 6th June 2023