A collaborative program review through the lens of assessment: Quality Assessment Matrix
Based on the Quality Achievement Matrix (2000), I have adapted the original design for higher education. The Quality Assessment Matrix: A Collaborative Evaluation Using Multiple Lines of Evidence(2008) offers academics a systematic and system approach to review their assessment practice. This matrix is designed for any teacher who is preparing for employment, promotion or performance processes. This Matrix offers an opportunity for academics to unpack their assessment practice and step into evidence-based assessment review in a structured way. An added benefit is that the Quality Assessment Matrix will identify gaps in your practice as you map the evidence against seven domains:
Leadership and innovation
Strategy & planning processes
Data analysis & information
Processes & procedures
The original Quality Achievement Matrix was developed by the Australian Quality Council and the Enterprise and Career Education Foundation in 2000. A practical tool, it is underpinned by a sound theoretical bases and “is based on the idea that program of structured workplace learning achieve more when there is a collaborative culture of people trying to improve program processes and outcomes”. The success of this tool is found in its straightforward design, holistic view and evidence-based approach leading to an action plan.