Assessment - Creating an accessible curriculum - University of Derby

Assessment

When a student enters University, it is imperative that they are provided with information regarding the assessment strategies employed at each stage of the programme they are going to take. When planning assessment give consideration to the following:

  • How are all students informed about precisely what is assessed and the process for the assessment? This may include:
    • Continuous assessment
    • End of course/module/programme examinations
    • Assessment tasks and methods
    • What will be assessed?
    • How will it be assessed? E.g. Essays, reports, dissertations, examinations, oral presentations, group presentations, placement practice, practical tasks and field visits.
    • Why will it be assessed this way?
  • If required, what alternative arrangements could be made where an assignment/exam is not accessible to a student?
    • Example 1 - A student may be unable to participate in oral group presentations but may be able to produce an extended piece of writing in order to meet the learning outcomes.
    • Example 2 - A student who has a hearing impairment may need a separate room for the examination

Where can I find more?

Boud, D. (1995) Enhancing Learning Through Self Assessment Kogan Page

Teachability

What's Happening ...

Programme Performance Checks

Staff development sessions to help programme teams prepare for the new Programme Performance Checks are available at the different campus sites as listed below.

These are drop in sessions and you are asked to bring your own laptop.

4 October (Kedleston Road B117 08:30-12.30 and B105 12:15-17:30)

6 October (Britannia Mill BMLG05 & Buxton Campus DO/121b 08:30-12:30 DO/116d 12:15-17:00)

10 October (Kedleston Road S104 08:30-17:30)

11 October (Britannia Mill BM114 08:30-12:30 BM120 12:15-17:30 & Buxton Campus room DO/111a 08:30-17:30)