ASKe: Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange

The work of the centre has been organised into 4 strands of activity, click on them to find out more.

Strand One: Tried and Tested Strand Two: Projects and Research Strand Three : The ASKe Approach Strand Four: Changing Policy


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ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre

Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX
Tel: +44 (0)1865 485673, Fax: +44 (0)1865 485830

ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre

ASKe, the Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange, was established as a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) based at Oxford Brookes University Business School. It was set up in the summer of 2005 with a £4.5 million award (spread over five years) from HEFCE in recognition of good practice based on pedagogic research into aspects of assessment. The project focused on developing an evidence base and good practice to support HE communities in sharing understandings of assessment standards.

ASKe's work continues at the ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre (led by Professor Margaret Price) based in the Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes. This original website, whilst still containing project information from the CETL period, is still active and we will continue our innovative range of resources, including our popular 123 leaflets, and academic events. We look forward to future collaboration with you.

Keynotes and Publications are found on the left-hand menu but for further information regarding our research please visit our pages on the University's Faculty of Business website here.

Latest News

What makes good feedback good?

Read more about our collaborative research project with Cardiff University including the Final Report.

External Examiner project

Report published on the findings of our research which explored the provenance of the standards external examiners use in assessing student work.

'Reconceptualising Feedback in Higher Education: developing dialogue with students'

How to order your copy.



ASKe book: 'Assessment Literacy: the foundation for improving student learning'

More information and how to order your copy.



'A Marked Improvement'

ASKe contributes to HEA publication which presents a strong rationale for transforming assessment in HE. The publication is based on our Assessment Standards Manifesto.




The Assessment Manifesto in Practice: Information and examples
View the ASKe CETL evaluation document here.
View ASKe's Key Messages here.
View ASKe's final newsletter 'CETL Overview 2005-10' here.
Are you interested in us providing a keynote, workshop or presentation? Examples here. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.