Assessment Lifecycle

8. Reflecting

There are two parts to reflection on each assignment task: encouraging students to reflect on their own performance and make themselves a personal action plan for the future, and tutor reflection on the effectiveness of each part of the assessment cycle from setting to the return of work. It can be difficult to make time for either, with assessment usually coming at the end of a busy year, but it is worth making the effort.

If you wish to change any part of the assignment specification following review, thenĀ  you will need to complete a minor modification.

What Unit leaders need to do
  • Review the effectiveness of assignment tasks annually and report back to the programme team as part of Continuous Monitoring and Improvement
  • Encourage students to reflect on their previous assessment performance before beginning a similar assignment, even if in a different unit and at a different level.
What Programme Leaders need to do
  • Review assessment across each level annually, using results and student and staff evaluations as a basis for discussion