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Designing Assessments

‘Students can escape bad teaching, but they can’t escape bad assessment’ (Boud, 1995).

The role that assessment plays in supporting and shaping learning cannot be underestimated. Its importance has increased, particularly at a time when more students are adopting strategic approaches to learning. This guidance has been put together to help staff develop and/or revise assessment strategies within and across modular programmes of study. Following the Guidance will benefit student learning and help ensure that students can develop the high level knowledge, understanding, and skills from engagement with their studies. It will further help the University develop more consistent practice in assessment and enhance the ways in which assessment is managed across programmes of study.






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Andy Lloyd (

Page last updated: 1 August 2013