Assessment and feedback

    • Want to improve student engagement with assessment?
    • Looking for ideas for new assessment approaches?
    • Thinking about how to improve feedback processes in your course?
    • Developing assessment in a fully or substantially online course?
    • Planning to take a whole programme approach to assessment design?

    We have a range of resources and services that can help.

    • Assessment and feedback for learning: A one day workshop. This workshop explores two main themes in assessment: theory and practice around engaging students in assessment processes; and the purposes of assessment, identifying a variety of assessment processes. It examines practical approaches through which workshop members can introduce alternative assessment methods into their courses.
    • Improving feedback processes: A half day workshop. This workshop examines theory and practice around engaging students with feedback and improving feedback practices in our courses.
    • Engaging students with assessment and feedback: A half day workshop. This workshop explores theory and practice around engaging students in assessment processes.
    • Diversifying assessment strategies: A half day workshop. This workshop examines practical approaches through which workshop members can introduce alternative assessment methods into their courses.

    We can tailor these workshops to run 'in-house' for a particular group, team or institution in the UK and overseas. This is especially beneficial where there is sufficient need for training or where you are promoting institutional change.

    Many of our resources are freely available online.

    We can work with your department/faculty/institution in a variety of ways to help you improve assessment and feedback practices. We have worked with teams within institutions to help them redesign their assessment and feedback policies and practices. We can also help you evaluate your current practices or new interventions.

    For example, you can see our work evaluating the impact of the Oxford Brookes University Assessment Compact with some outputs in the form of case studies.