Assessment Procedures

Marking to the full range

The topic of marking frequently provokes discussion, raised eyebrows and polemic in higher education. There is no official guidance on this topic but this paper aims to provide an overview of the issues and provide discussion points for programme teams.
Marking »

Penalties for overlong assignments

The University regulations do not include any penalties for the submission of assignments which are longer than the guidance given in the unit outline proformas. Programme teams may, however, determine their own approaches and there has been a wide range of practice in the past. This guidance note discusses the issues and suggests the conscious selection of one of three approaches.
Penalties »

Step Marking

Using a Step (or Stepped) Marking approach with MMU's Standard Descriptors
Step Marking »

What to do if too many questions are answered on an exam paper

There is no specific regulation for this situation. Programme teams may, however, determine their own approaches and is a variety of practice. This guidance note discusses the issues and suggests the conscious selection of one of two approaches to be used consistently across the programme team.
Too many questions... »

Being aware of plagiarism

Unfortunately, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty do exist and tutors need to be aware of this and of the related university policies. This page on our plagiarisme resource summarises the checking process and links to a wider resource on the issue of plagiarism.
Plagiarism »

Assessing groupwork

This page from our Groupwork resource contains links to some useful guidance on the assessment of groupwork
Assessing Groupwork »