University of Hertfordshire


  • Dan Berger
  • Charles Wild
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2016
EventIJAS International Conference for Education: Learning & Teaching - 30 rue Cabanis, 75014 , Paris, France
Duration: 11 Apr 201614 Apr 2016


ConferenceIJAS International Conference for Education


Authentic assessments are closely aligned with activities that take place in real work settings, as distinct from the often artificial constructs of university courses. As the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) has recognised that delivery of the vocational stage of training should utilise authentic assessment techniques to improve students’ ‘Day One’ outcomes, the authors assert that authentic assessments, in accredited and university-run extra and cocurricular
activities (ECCAs), should be used to improve student performance.
As the authors have found, delivering authentic assessment methods in ECCAs, using a combination of formative and summative techniques used throughout the assessment processes, improves student performance.


Dan Berger and Charles Wild (2016), 'Practice makes perfect: Using authentic assessment techniques in Extra and Co-Curricular course (ECCAs) delivery to reflect the Solicitor's Regulation Authority's (SRA) change towards legal vocational stage delivery', paper presented at the IJAS International Conference for Education |(Teaching and Learning), Paris, France, 11-14 April 2016

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