Performance or Demonstration

Where an element of performance is an integral part of the assessment, establishing criteria for assessment is challenging but the following ideas may be helpful:
• Criteria need to assess the essence of the performance and not focus narrowly on the measurable elements
• Work alongside colleagues and learn from how they evaluate
• Ensure that the evidence of the elements of performance is recorded for moderation
• Build in an incremental approach over time
• Get students to record a log of how they prepare for performance so they can reflect back
• Build in peer assessment and use audiences to contribute to assessment
• Minimise competition and be aware of the stress on candidates