The aim of this website is to give practical support to academic staff in the design and delivery of inclusive academic assessments.
To enable you to find relevant information easily the site is divided up into sections:
- Planning Assessment: What do you want to assess ?
- Assessment Tasks: What are your assessment tasks testing?
- Barriers to Access: Will disabled students be able to fully access your assessment tasks? This section explores some myths and truths, and the experiences of disabled students. It also considers a range of assessment methods and the issues students with specific disabilities may have engaging with the assessment types.
- Changing Assessments: How do I change my assessment to ensure it is accessible to disabled students?
- Feedback: What might I need to consider in giving feedback to disabled students? this includes a series of practical tips and examples of feedback proforma.
- Evaluating Practice: Accessibility and curriculum development – what do I need to consider?
- A Glossary of Terms
The content of the site is designed so you can focus on the assessment modes you are most interested in, or already use in your current practice.
Additional resources are provided by the Disabled Student Support Team in Library and Student Support Services (LSSS). These include the Specific Disability Information Pages:
- Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD)
- Visual Impairments
- Mental Health
- Medical and Physical
Further information is also available on:
- Learning Contracts
- Accessing Learning Contracts
- Alternative Formats
- Alternative Forms of Assessment for Examinations – Learning Contract Recommendations
- Adjusted Marking (Stickers and Marking Assignments)
This website is an updated version of the Accessible Assessment resource produced by Madeleine Freewood, with contributions by Hilary Cunliffe-Charlesworth, Jan Hewson and Helen Kay
Published by Sheffield Hallam University May 2003. Amended December 2005 & February 2016
Produced with funds from the Learning Teaching and Support Network Subject Centre for Art, Design and Communication.
© Sheffield Hallam University 2003