Reading list: M-level

Masters level assessment: References and wider reading

Assessment Reform Group (1999) Assessment for Learning: Beyond the black box, Cambridge UK, University of Cambridge School of Education.

Boud, D. (1995) Enhancing learning through self-assessment, London: Routledge.

Boud, D. and Associates (2010) Assessment 2020: seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education, Sydney: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Brown, G. with Bull, J. and Pendlebury, M. (1997) Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education, London: Routledge.

Brown, S. Rust, C. & Gibbs, G. (1994) Strategies for Diversifying Assessment, Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff Development.

Brown, S. and Glasner, A. (ed.) (1999) Assessment Matters in Higher Education, Choosing and Using Diverse Approaches, Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Brown, S. and Knight, P. (1994) Assessing Learners in Higher Education, London: Kogan Page.

Bloxham, S., and Boyd, P. (2007) Developing assessment in Higher education: a practical guide, Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bloxham, S. Assessment for Learning, Unpublished paper for HEA.

Crooks, T. (1988) Assessing student performance, HERDSA Green Guide No 8 HERDSA (reprinted 1994).

Casey, J. (2002) On-line assessment in a masters-level policy subject: participation in an on-line forum as part of assessment, Wagga Wagga, Australia: Centre for the study of higher education, Charles Sturt University.

Dunn, S. and Singh, K. A. (2009) Analysis of M-level modules in interdisciplinary nanotechnology education, Cranfield, UK: Nanotechnology Centre, Department of Materials, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University.

Elwood, J. and Klenowski, V. (2002) Creating Communities of Shared Practice: the challenges of assessment use in learning and teaching. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 27(3), pp.243-256.

Earl, L. (2003) Assessment as Learning, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Fry, H., Pearce, R. and Bright, H. (2007) Re-working resource-based learning – a case study from a masters programme, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 44(1), pp.79-91.

Falchikov, N. (2004) Improving Assessment through Student Involvement: Practical Solutions for Aiding Learning in Higher and Further Education, London: Routledge.

Flint, N. R. and Johnson, B. (2011) Towards fairer university assessment: recognising the concerns of students, London: Routledge.

Geographical Association. (no date) GTIP Think Piece – Writing at Masters Level. Available online:

Gibbs, G. (1999) Using assessment strategically to change the way students learn, in Brown S. and Glasner, A. (eds.), Assessment Matters in Higher Education: Choosing and Using Diverse Approaches, Maidenhead: SRHE/Open University Press.

Haworth, A., Perks, P. and Tikly, C. (2009) Developments with Mathematics M-Level PGCE Provision and Assessment. University of Manchester, University of Birmingham, University of Sussex, online at (accessed November, 2011).

Klenowski, V., Askew, S. and Carnell, E. (2006) Portfolios for learning, assessment and professional development in higher education, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(3), pp.267-286.

Knight, P. and Yorke, M. (2003) Assessment, learning and employability, Maidenhead, UK: SRHE/Open University Press.

M level PGCE (2007) ESCalate ITEM level PGCE seminar at the University of Gloucestershire on January 9th 2007.

Mentkowski, M. and associates (2000) Learning that lasts: integrating learning development and performance in college and beyond San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pickford, R. and Brown, S. (2006) Assessing skills and practice London: Routledge.

QAA (2010) Masters Degree Characteristics

Rust, C., Price, M. and O’Donovan, B. (2003) Improving students’ learning by developing their understanding of assessment criteria and processes, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 28 (2), 147-164.

Seymour, D. (2005) Learning Outcomes and Assessment: developing assessment criteria for Masters-level dissertations. Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching , 1(2).

Ward, H. and Barratt, J. (2009) Passing Your Advanced Nursing OSCE: A Guide to Success in Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment: 1 (Masterpass). Milton Keynes, UK: Radcliffe Publishing.

Wharton, S. (2003) Defining appropriate criteria for the assessment of master’s level TESOL Assignments, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 28(6), pp.649-664.