Benefits of authentic assessment

Long story short: Substantial increase in GTS; more motivated students; a better quality of work.
RMIT currently has a keen focus on developing more authentic assessments while reducing more traditional, knowledge-based exams. This focus meets our drive to create ‘work-ready’ graduates. Mueller (2018) defined authentic assessment as;

‘A form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills’. (

Many of our academics are making the shift to introducing more authentic assessment and we will be sharing here some of their stories. Dr Daniel Gomez from SSCI, shares his exciting story of adopting authentic assessment in the short video below. In our conversations with academics, they freely share with us a key concern if they are to adopt new assessment practices;  how will it affect their GTS? Notable in Daniel’s experience was the substantial jump in his GTS as well as other benefits that he shares here in the video story.


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