Assessment types

This list of assessment types is incorporated as Appendix A of the JCU Subject Outline Guide (PDF, 530 KB).

Download the dendrogram for a graphic of the JCU assessment types list (PDF, 292 KB) showing the assessment types listed below.

Bold text indicates that the assessment type is located in more than one genre, e.g. presentation – research; presentation – industry, community.

Research

  • Abstract
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Critical appraisal
  • Journal article
  • Literature review
  • Poster
  • Presentation – research
  • Proposal
    • Biosafety
    • Ethics
    • Grant
    • Research
  • Protocol – research
  • Report – research
  • Thesis/dissertation

Definitions – Research assessment types

Academic (written)

  • Concept map
  • Critical reading task
  • Critical review/critical response
  • Essay (including multi-draft)
  • Glossary
  • Preparation – tutorial/workshop
  • Problem task

Definitions – Academic (written) assessment types

Academic (oral)

  • Debate
  • Guided discussion
  • Oral critique
  • Participation – tutorial/in-class
  • Presentation – in-class
  • Tutorial submission
  • Viva voce/oral defense

Definitions – Academic (oral) assessment types

Digital

  • Blog
  • eBook
  • ePoster
  • Participation – discussion forum/online
  • Podcast
  • Presentation
    • Narrated slideshow/digital story
    • Pecha Kucha
    • Video
  • Production – multi/blended media
  • Slowmation
  • Wiki

Definitions – Digital assessment types

Work integrated/professional practice

  • Brief/Briefing paper – committee, policy, other
  • Case study analysis
  • Client response
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Elevator pitch
  • Ethical dilemma
  • Internship performance
  • Interview
  • Job application
  • Journal – laboratory, field, WIL, reflective, other
  • Learning contract/ negotiated assessment
  • Letter
  • Log/logbook
  • Manual
  • Media article
  • Memorandum
  • Minutes
  • Mooting/moot court
  • Notes
    • Case, clinical
    • Field
  • Observations
  • Peer review/peer assessment
  • Placement/professional experience performance
  • Plan
    • Action
    • Business
    • Project
    • Teaching lesson/unit
  • Portfolio – electronic, other
  • Preparation – prelab
  • Presentation – industry, community
  • Proposal
    • Business
    • Project
  • Reflection/reflective task
  • Report
    • Analytical, statistical
    • Business
    • Case
    • Design
    • Field
    • Laboratory/ scientific
    • Project
    • Technical
  • Role play
  • Scenario-based learning activity
  • Self-assessment/self-review
  • Simulation activity
  • Teamwork (process)
  • Workbook

Definitions – Work Integrated/Professional practice assessment types

Design/creative

  • Creative performance
  • Creative work
  • Creative work – recorded, rendered
  • Design
  • Exhibition
  • Manufactured component
  • Model
  • Prototype
  • Software
  • Website

Definitions – Design/creative assessment types

Clinical performance

  • Clinical assessment
  • Clinical evaluation exercise (CEX)
  • Directly observed procedural skills (DOPS)
  • Long case
  • Mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX)
  • Multi-station assessment task (MSAT)
  • Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
  • Practical assessment (the ‘Spot’ test)

Definitions – Clinical performance assessment types

Examination or quiz

  • Examination
    • Centrally administered/end-of-study period
    • In-class
    • Medication calculation
    • Online
    • Practical/skills demonstration (laboratory, studio, field, other)
    • Take home
  • Quiz/test
    • In-class
    • Online

Question type

  • Yes/No questions
  • True/False questions
  • Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • Extended Matching Questions (EMQs)
  • Key Feature Questions (KFQs)/Problems
  • Problems/computational questions
  • Short-answer questions (SAQs)
  • Extended or long-answer questions

Definitions – Examination or quiz assessment types