Assessment and feedback

Assessment at the University of Bedfordshire

Assessment practices support student learning and development as well as providing a means by which we can grade students' abilities. Effective assessment is thus an important part of teaching and learning.

To help academic staff make assessment and feedback effective and relevant to students' learning, the CLE have created an assessment community which hosts resources, activities, toolkits and guidance on assessment and feedback at Bedfordshire.

CLE Workshops

A growing body of research evidence suggests that the nature of the assessment process and its effectiveness can have a significant impact on student attainment, retention, and learning. At the same time, we recognise that assessment is a resource-intensive, complex process with diverse and sometimes conflicting requirements.

To try to help staff deal with these conflicting strains, the CLE offer workshops on assessment. Go to workshops to find out the date of the next workshop.

Internal resources

The University of Bedfordshire have the following resources to assist staff with everything assessment related:

  • Assessment Community - hosts resources, activities, toolkits and guidance on assessment at UoB.
  • Culturally-Inclusive Assessment Toolkit [DOCX] - 15 tools created by Dr Marvelle Brown and Nicholas Botfield (with funding from UKCISA) to encourage culturally-inclusive assessment and feedback practices.
  • Assignment Brief Template - The University of Bedfordshire has a recommended assignment brief template which can be found on the Assessment Community
  • Simplified Percentage System - The University of Bedfordshire has implemented a simplified percentage system. Information about its adoption and implementation can be found in the Assessment Community

External resources

The Higher Education Academy have a number of good resources regarding assessment and feedback.


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