Momentum is building around the need to implement peer review of assessment to ensure the reliability and comparability of assessment outcomes and standards across higher education institutions in Australia. The Peer Review of Assessment Network project is an Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) supported initiative which will establish a peer review network to provide the framework to meet this need.
Peer Review is core to assuring standards
From the proposed Higher Education Standards Framework, Standards 1.5.1 and 5.3.3 relate directly to the external benchmarking of assessment and student data for assuring student learning outcomes and achievement standards.
Establishment of the Peer Review of Assessment Network
The purpose of the Peer Review of Assessment Network is to address these standards and develop a national conversation around the peer review of assessment. The aims of a national Peer Review of Assessment Network are to:
- Provide a forum for sharing and disseminating good practice in external assessment across different contexts
- Identify key academics experienced in external assessment
- Provide professional learning opportunities for academics
- Fact Sheet #1 - 15 July 2014 [PDF 401KB]
- Fact Sheet #2 - Powerpoint Presentation 24 July 2014 [PDF 950KB]
Peer Review of Assessment Network Team
The Project will be directed by the Peer Review of Assessment Network Team:
- Dr Sara Booth (Project Leader) - University of Tasmania
- Assoc Prof Mark Freeman - Sydney University
- Assoc Prof Heather Alexander - Griffith University
- Prof Ron Oliver - Edith Cowan University
- Mr Mark Thompson - Edith Cowan University
- Prof Jane Fernandez - Avondale College
- Dr Sue Read - University of Tasmania
Download the brochure [PDF 795KB] for additional information about the project.
OLT Extension Grant-Letter of Support
Higher Education organisations
Publications and Conferences
Booth, S. (4-5, Nov, 2015). Securing Standards. Higher Education Compliance and Quality Forum HECQN). [Abstract accepted]