Assessment - Creating an accessible curriculum - University of Derby


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


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Academic Practice Programme (APP) 2018

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to announce the launch of the Academic Practice Programme (APP) 2018. This programme of workshops, activities and events is available to all staff, and is designed around current strategic priorities for the University.