The purpose of the examination
Why do we examine? The question may sound obvious, but it is important to remind yourself of the purpose of the examination as the road sometimes may attract with side paths. Here are four purposes of examination:
Clarify what knowledge
The examination concretizes the goals and helps the student to understand what tasks or skills they need to show, as well as what skill level is meant. Show the students clearly how the examination is done, feel free to run a pre-examination.
Make visible how the process goes
Through well-designed examination, both student and teacher receive feedback on what knowledge development has taken place and what is lacking. By including examination situations during the current course, important feedback can be created.
The completion of the examination ensures the result in the form that the right student has demonstrated the right type of knowledge at the right level. The examination also ensures for future employers and other stakeholders that the student masters the field of knowledge.
Form a reasonable workload
The design of the examination moderates the work effort required of the student to be able to illustrate the ability achieved. An unnecessarily high workload creates unnecessary barriers to learning.