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Dr reg allen ceo tasmanian qualifications authority

Standard for providers’ responsibility for the authenticity and academic integrity of student work submitted for assessment

Dr Reg Allen

CEO Tasmanian Qualifications Authority


Authenticity and academic integrity

Authenticity and Academic Integrity

  • The work is mine, except ...

    • another person contributed ideas, words, images

    • I’ve used another person’ data, words, images, ideas…

  • and I’ve been specific, open and honest about this


Context

Context

  • Educational and assessment value (validity) of folios/assignments

  • Easy access to material

  • Collaboration - group work

  • German minister resigns

  • South Australia professor resigns


Context how some students see it

Context – how some students see it

  • “It’s just that I left out some referencing.”

  • “It’s homage (I’m post-modern).”

  • “I’ve listed a bibliography.”

  • “I don’t remember where I got this.”

  • “I left something out.”

  • “My teacher said it was ok.”


The standard

The Standard

  • Set by Authority for TQA level 3 courses

  • Full implementation by 2012

  • Provider is responsible for ensuring

    • authenticity and integrity of work submitted for assessment (internal/external)

    • TQA can accept work submitted for external assessment with confidence in the student and teacher declaration


Provider procedure

Provider Procedure

  • Is documented

  • Must include:

    • how and when students learn

    • submission procedures

    • teacher knowledge of each student’s work, skills, knowledge

    • checking/verifying procedures

    • what to do when teacher is not available

    • student review


External assessment folios declaration

External Assessment Folios – Declaration

  • Student declaration (authenticity and integrity)

  • Teacher declaration:

    • on behalf of provider

    • submitted on time

    • procedures followed

    • good grounds for confidence in authenticity and integrity


Challenges

Challenges

  • Learning from previous school experience

  • Reward for effort

  • “Everybody does it.”

  • Teacher uncertainty about difference between feedback and material contribution

  • Teacher not available to sign declaration

  • School - not teacher - responsibility


Discussion

Discussion

  • Variations between providers

  • Design of procedures (nature, timing)

  • Implementation

  • Teacher declaration

  • Verification procedures

    • When to raise questions (criteria, principles)

    • What to do

  • Student review


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