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Assessment and Feedback

Take a look at the fantastic Assessment and Feedback Resources created by the Change Academy Team to support staff

The University Assessment and Feedback Strategy

As part of a HEA Change Academy process which involved both staff and students of the University, a new Assessment and Feedback Strategy was developed. 

This strategy defines a series of expectations with regard to assessment and feedback that apply to both students and staff on all full and part time undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. It does not apply to postgraduate research students. This document represents the first part of the strategy, setting out core expectations and values.

Resources for Assessment and Feedback

The team has produced a series of short, engaging and informative screencast resources and useful links to research on assessment and feedback that can help staff identify best practice and plan effective approaches to assessment and feedback.

The screencasts include the following themes:

  • An Introduction
  • Chapter One: Does assessment matter?
  • Chapter Two: Are we assessing our students as well as we could?
  • Chapter Three: What are the pedagogical principles behind assessment and feedback?
  • Chapter Four: Where is the best place to start?
  • Chapter Five: What about feedback?
  • Chapter Six: How can I get my students to engage with their feedback?

Banner containing images of students representing assessment and feedback, used on the cover of the University Assessment and Feedback Strategy

External links for good practice in assessment and feedback

A Marked Improvement: transforming assessment in higher education (2012): This publication has been developed by a group of experts in the field of higher education, working with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to provide a strong rationale for transforming assessment in higher education, underpinned by an established evidence base. Importantly, this publication also provides an assessment review tool, which offers a practical method to take stock of current practice and look to a targeted approach to strategic change.

An electronic student guide to University Assessment mainly for first years from Leeds Met University - videos on assessment and feedback featuring amongst others Phil Race, Sally Brown and Royce Sadler

Effecting Sustainable Change in Assessment Practice and Experience (ESCAPE) - The ESCAPE project is a JISC funded Curriculum Delivery Project run under the Transforming Curriculum Design and Delivery Through Technology Programme. The project outcomes include guides to reflect on assessment and feedback and how student can make the most of feedback

See also a document with some Hints and Tips relating to the ESCAPE assessment for learning themes

JISC has more guidance on effective assessment in a digital age

Gibbs, G (2010) Using assessment to support student learning

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