What is Focus On?


Each year, we choose a topic for the Focus On project. We choose topics based on our findings from the Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR). We invite all Scottish higher education institutions and students’ associations to tell us how we can give them the best support around this topic. This guarantees what we do will be useful and relevant.

Why Assessment and feedback?


Assessment and feedback emerged as a key area for development from the ELIR reports. The reports identified a need for universities to develop two main areas: implementing consistent policy and practice; and improving communication with students about feedback.


We invite all Scottish higher education institutions and students’ associations to tell us how we can give them the best support around this topic. This guarantees what we do will be useful and relevant.


The project


Based on the feedback we received, on the topic of assessment and feedback, the project considered:


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The use of technology to support practice

Promoting technology to target feedback, detect plagiarism and ensure data security. 

 

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Consistent implementation of policy and practice

Sharing policy initiatives and approaches within the Scottish sector to improve assessment and feedback.

 

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Students' associations working in partnership

A range of work completed by students’ associations including examples of practice.


Further information


Focus On: Assessment and Feedback leaflet

Publication Date: 23 Apr 2014

This leaflet is a summary of the strands and work complete during the Focus On: Assessment and feedback project. The strands selected for the Focus On projects arise from Enhancement-led Institutional Reviews (ELIR).

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 168 KB

Want to know more?

If you would like further information or would like to join the Focus On mailing list, please email QAA Scotland.



Related resource


The Focus on Assessment and Feedback project summary

Publication Date: 24 Jun 2015

This report contains a summary of the Focus On Assessment and Feedback project which ran between 2014-15.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 136 KB