Beyond Tests: Utilizing Authentic Assessment at University

Event Date & Time

  • February 26, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Beyond tests: Utilizing authentic assessment at university

While moving beyond the assessment of convenience, a critical examination of traditional assessment practices has led to the emergence of some alternatives. This session offers a set of macrostrategies for alternatives in assessment that entail demonstrating competence in (semi)authentic contexts.

About the Facilitator:

Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan has been a classroom practitioner, academic researcher, and teacher development facilitator in higher education settings for over two decades in many countries. He currently teaches at UBC Faculty of Education and works as an official ESOL examiner. He has served a journal editor position (Wiley-Blackwell) and several leadership roles with the TESOL International Association. Email:

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Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada