Assessment and Feedback


Chapter One: Does assessment matter?


Race, Brown and Smith (2005)500 Tips on Assessment

David Boud and Associates (2010) Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education

Bloxham and Boyd (2007) Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education: A Practical Guide

Maddalena Taras 'The Use of Tutor Feedback and Student Self-assessment in Summative Assessment Tasks: Towards transparency for students and for tutors' Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 26, Iss. 6, 2010


Chapter Two: Are we assessing our students as well as we could?

Chapter Three: What are the pedagogical principles behind assessment and feedback?


Bloxham and Boyd (2007) Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education: A Practical Guide Chapter 3: The Conflicting Purposes of Assessment

Phil Race (2005; 2010) Making Learning Happen: A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education

Paul Ramsden (1992; 2003) Learning to Teaching in Higher Education

John Biggs (1996) 'Enhancing Teaching Through Constructive Alignment' Higher Education Volume 32, Number 3, 347-364

Our University validation guidance

Our University regulations for awards

Our University guidance document on designing module specifications

QAA code of practice: section 3 Disabled Students

Unistats: for NSS results


Chapter Four: Where is the best place to start?


John Biggs and Catherine Tang (2007)Teaching for Quality Learning at University

Bloom's Taxonomy


Chapter Five: What about feedback?


HEA Videos on assessment, feedback and plagiarism

W. James Popham: What's right - and what's wrong - with rubrics

D. Royce Sadler (2010) 'Interpretations of criteria‐based assessment and grading in higher education' Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 30, Iss. 2.

D. Royce Sadler (2009) Indeterminacy in the use of preset criteria for assessment and grading Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Vol. 34, Iss. 2.

iRubric: home of free rubric tools

Kolb's Learning Cycle

Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick (2006) Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: A model and seven principles of good feedback practice.

7 Principles of Good Feedback Practice

ASKe CETL Project Oxford Brookes

REAP project

HEA Assessment and Feedback Resources


Chapter Six: How can I get my students to engage with their feedback?


Ellis and Folley (2011) Using Student Assessment Choice and eAssessment to Achieve Self-Regulated Learning

NUS student experience report 2008


Other Resources:

EBEAM: Evaluating the Benefits of Electronic Assessment Management - Final report from the JISC project carried out by Cath Ellis and Cheryl Reynolds, Univerisity of Huddersfield


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