Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit : 6

The spotlight this week is on the Inclusive Assessment section of the Toolkit, identified on the home page of the toolkit by the image below, or accessed by clicking on this link.


Inclusivity is an important aspect of assessment design. In order to set fair assessment tasks we must take into account the diversity of students in higher education and ensure that

no learner is disadvantaged by the type and pattern of assessment.

By applying principles of inclusive assessment to all assessment types we can reduce the need for modified or adjusted assessments.

This section of the toolkit sets out the following principles; assessment for learning; inclusivity; variety and choice and reasonable adjustment.

Some practical steps are suggested(JISC 2018) are suggested and there are links to other resources.

Do get in touch if you have examples of inclusive assessment design on your programmes and they can be included in the Toolkit.


Anne Quinney

Principal Lecturer, FLIE.


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