External Resources

(Listed in alphabetical order)

  • ASKe – Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange – a collection of brief useful “1, 2, 3” guides for staff and students from Oxford Brookes’  CETL project focused on developing an evidence base and good practice to support HE communities in sharing understandings of assessment standards
  • Assessment and Feedback resources – HEA
  • Building Effective Practice in Assessment and Feedback – The University of Ulster’s site is recommended for Sheffield Hallam staff. It provides resources and good practice guides linked to principles of good feedback practice.The priniciples promote and encourage effective assessment and feedback practice for students and staff at Ulster.
  • Enhancing Feedback– A University of Edinburgh resource aims to help individuals and groups to take a fresh look at feedback.This part of the website for academic and teaching staff, is presented in four sections:

Time-friendly ways to boost feedback
Ideas, strategies and case examples
Feedback in your subject
Feedback FAQs for staff

  • ESCAPE Project – Effecting Sustainable Change in Assessment Practice and Experience, Nationally funded project from the University of Hertfordshire, the project developed assessment for learning activities to enhance the assessment experience for learners and staff. Recommended for the innovative approach the project took to designing assessment and feedback in an integrated way.
  • Re-Engineering Assessment Practice (REAP) in Higher Education – Scottish Funding Council e-Learning Transformation Programme, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University (2005-07). The REAP project has demonstrated that assessment redesign with technology can result in improved learning, higher student satisfaction and more efficient use of staff time.
  • Rethinking Feedback in Higher Education – This discussion of feedback takes place in the context of growing arguments to change assessment in higher education so as to focus on learning rather than simply measurement. (HEA)
  • Sounds Good – Can digital audio be used to give students quicker, better feedback on their work? That was the central question for the ‘Sounds Good’ project. The site provides further information and resources from the project.
  • Teaching Toolkit, Formative Assessment: Practical Ideas for Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Feedback to Students – University College of Dublin
  • Transforming Assessment and Feedback – (JISC) The Assessment and Feedback area of the Design Studio gives access to existing and emergent work on assessment and feedback of significant interest. Under a series of themes, you can explore what we currently know about enhancing assessment and feedback practice with technology, find links to resources and keep up to date with outputs from the Assessment and Feedback and other current JISC programmes.
  • TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) offers some useful best practice guides for UK higher education including Revised Assessment Patterns that Work.