Assessment and the Curriculum Framework
Assessment is for learning. It is carefully planned across a programme. It contributes directly to learning and skill development; it is authentic, varied and proportionate. There is an appropriate balance between formative and summative assessment, and formative assessment prepares students well for summative assessment. Where possible, students are provided with some choice in assessment methods. Feedback on assessment feeds forward; it is regular, accessible, thorough, and timely.
The links on this page provide information and resources on assessment. Programme Directors may find these useful when planning assessment and feedback at the level of the programme. Module conveners will also find these pages helpful to prompt reflection on whether assessment and feedback on their module makes a coherent contribution to the programme.
It is important to involve students in the process of reviewing assessment. Working in partnership with students can be a learning experience for both staff and students, as well as provide valuable information on how assessment is experienced and contributes to learning on a programme.