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How might inclusive approaches to assessment enhance student learning in HE?

Butcher, John; Sedgwick, Paul; Lazard, Lisa and Hey, Jayne (2010). How might inclusive approaches to assessment enhance student learning in HE? Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education, 2(1) pp. 25–40.

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This article reports some of the results from an investigation into issues around inclusivity in assessment undertaken at the University of Northampton (2009-2010). The Assess4success research project was conducted within a framework provided by the Higher Education Academy Summit programme on inclusive learning and teaching, and sought to explore the extent to which inclusivity, (a high level commitment in the university's access and teaching policies), was embedded in students' experiences of assessment. Drawing on internal quantitative data across the institution suggesting specific groups were more likely to struggle with summative assessment in Year 1, and qualitative data exploring sample student experiences in relation to formative assessment tasks, a series of generic recommendations to enhance the inclusivity of assessment practice both in the host institution and across the sector are offered.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
ISSN: 2041-3122
Keywords: inclusivity in HE; assessment in HE; undergraduate achievement
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 35612
Depositing User: John Rose-Adams
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 10:34
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 19:38
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