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Developing Best Practice Marking Guides

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Develop evidence criteria to judge the quality of performance

Marking guides are a critical part of an assessment tool as they assist assessors in making consistent assessment decisions about competence. A well-designed marking guide arms assessors with advice aimed at minimising variations in judgements and ensures that the same evidence presented by different students or to different assessors results in the same decision.

This webinar replay with Marc Ratcliffe recorded in 2023 outlines the elements of a best practice marking guide, including how to develop evidence criteria to judge the quality of performance, how to frame model answers for the evaluation of knowledge and how to use descriptions of observations needed to assess skills and/or the application of knowledge in a practical activity. It also identifies other useful information (such as guidance on contextualisation and reasonable adjustments) to support assessors in understanding the full intent of the unit of competency forming the basis of the assessment. 

Key Outcomes:

  • Discuss common marking guide challenges
  • Describe the elements of a best practice marking guide
  • Outline how to develop evidence criteria to judge the quality of performance
  • Identify how to structure key advice for assessors
  • Explain how marking guides contribute to compliance


Replay details

Duration: 1 hour 

Investment: $55.00 inc GST.

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Marc Ratcliffe - CEO, MRWED Training and Assessment

Marc is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success. He continues to be an in-demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award at the World Training and Development Congress.


   A Statement of Participation is issued on completion of PD activities.



  • Plan and Design Assessment
    • Develop the assessment instruments
    • Develop the assessment tool



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

MRWED Statement of Participation
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