Assessment and feedback

New assessment report from the Office for Students

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A publication this month from the Office for Students (OfS) reports on assessment practices in relation to spelling, punctuation and grammar. This was partly informed by reports from employers that graduates were not meeting their expectations of proficiency in literacy skills. https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/media/7c292a54-015d-4638-8c30-18e0eba00bf3/assessment-practices-in-english-higher-education-providers-ofs.pdf According to the report (paragraph 7b),  “Accurate and effective spelling, punctuation and grammar… Read more »

The EAT project; equity, agency and transparency in assessment.

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The EAT framework, developed by Professor Carol Evans and originally published in 2016, has been re-imagined as part of a European Erasmus +project. EAT is a model designed for staff and students to think about features of effective assessment practice and the interrelated nature of them. There are three core dimensions to the model Assessment… Read more »

What’s New for 2021

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Welcome to Semester 1, 2021! As you start working with Brightspace again, you may notice some new features and changes to the look and feel of our virtual learning environment.  Some of the resources and guidance pages have been redesigned to make it easier to find the advice or information that you are looking for. … Read more »

New Assignment Marking Experience in Brightspace

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On 27 August we are releasing an update to the assignment experience which brings several improvements to the tool, including a cleaner layout of the marking screen. This will apply for the the marking of large/multiple file submissions and for feedback on presentations, practicals and portfolios etc… There will be no changes to marking or… Read more »

Making the new Generic Assessment Criteria available to students.

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The revised version of the Generic Assessment Criteria (ARPP 6f) was approved at Senate in June for implementation in the academic year 2021-22. When you populate your new units in Brightspace you will find a place in the Assessment section where the appropriate level of the criteria, from Level 0/3 to Level 7,  can be… Read more »

Thinking about setting exams? What does the policy say?

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Planning for the next academic year will include deciding on the types of assessments you will set in the units you are responsible for. Whilst many adjustments were made as a result of the impact on teaching and learning of the pandemic there are some constraints on the types of assessments that can be set…. Read more »

Assessment & Feedback masterclasses – slides and recordings

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Dr Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, recently delivered a series of masterclasses linked to the theme of Assessment and Feedback. The three sessions focused on: Peer Assessment Effective Feedback and Designing Assessments. If you didn’t manage to make any of the sessions, you can catch up with the recordings from the… Read more »

Updated Generic Assessment Criteria approved

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An updated version of the Generic Assessment Criteria (GAC) has been approved by Senate, effective from the start of the next academic year (2021-2). This was an opportunity to refresh the Generic Assessment Criteria (ARPP 6f ), 5 years since it was last extensively updated,  in order to more closely align with recent Quality Assurance… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback Masterclass – Designing Assessments

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Are there secrets to designing effective assessments?  Join Anne Quinney and Dai Hounsell, Visiting Professor in FLIE, for the final Assessment and Feedback Masterclass in this series. Designing assessments – Wednesday 23rd June 1-2pm Join us to find out more and to share your experiences of designing assessments and ask any questions.  How do I join?… Read more »

Spotlight on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit 8: Groupwork

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The spotlight this week is on the Groupwork section of the Toolkit. https://staffintranet.bournemouth.ac.uk/aboutbu/professionalservices/flie/assessmentandfeedbacktoolkit/groupwork/ Some advantages of using groupwork the development and enhancement of students’ social, interpersonal, intercultural and ‘networking’ skills; the opportunity for students to discuss and develop concepts as well as exchanging and agreeing ideas; the opportunity for a team of individuals to work… Read more »