Join this hands-on workshop and meet all of your PD requirements in one event! Gain practical knowledge to achieve real impact in your RTO.

Developing assessment tools

Trainer: Tony Kirton

Date: 24 October 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Developing Assessment Tools

Too often assessment instructions can be confusing, overly compliance focused and detract from completing the actual assessment task. Effective assessment instructions are not only a compliance requirement but when written well, instructions help to reduce cognitive load, meaning students can focus on what matters, completing the assessment task. In this session we will explore key concepts relating to writing effective assessment instructions in a clear and concise way that adds to quality assessment and a positive student experience.

Building on this, we will discuss one of the most common assessment methods, written questions. Tony will outline when multiple choice is appropriate and techniques for improving your short answer questions. We will explore techniques such as framing and using quantitative measures to enhance reliability and fairness as well as provide the learner with an opportunity to link theory to real world application.

An interactive workshop where you will have multiple opportunities to practice the concepts, this session is for those looking to sharpen their assessment writing skills or validation capability and some background in the TAE and/or assessor skill set will be beneficial.

Meet your facilitator

Tony Kirton is an instructional designer and workshop facilitator with more than ten years’ experience in learning and development.
Founder and senior designer at resource design consultancy Engage Learning and Development (formerly DES Learning), which contracts to the public and private sector, Tony develops traditional learning programs as well as e-learning using Articulate Storyline.
Tony has extensive experience in the application of learning design theory, having designed many training programs and hundreds of assessment resources.
Tony Kirton
Tony KirtonFounder and senior designer at Engage Learning and Development


This events includes all materials, lunch, and beverage breaks.