26 October 2023, 12:00-13:00 BST
Join us for this interactive session to launch this QAA funded Collaborative Enhancement Project.
This project presents a holistic and mixed-methods evaluation to test the effectiveness of an intervention designed specifically to reduce the racialised barriers that exist within the assessment and related practice at the undergraduate module level. Specifically, it reports on the efficacy of the Racially Inclusive Practice in Assessment Guidance Intervention (RIPIAG), developed from the recommendations provided in Campbell et al’s (2021) Tackling Racial Inequalities in Assessment in HE report.
This comprehensive report provides an evaluation of the RIPIAG that measures its efficacy against the following three aspects:
For higher education teachers, staff, and lecturers
For undergraduate students’ lived experiences of assessment
In general, RIPIAG helped improve
Overall, the data demonstrated that the intervention has a high efficacy for mitigating against the specific race-based inequities that manifest within HE assessment and related practice. However, it also shows that the intervention is less effective for mitigating against the anti-Black inequities that shape the wider lived realities of Black heritage students.
The report recommends that to eliminate race award gaps for all students of colour, the academe needs to develop and employ interventions that specifically address the wider and anti-black barriers in addition to employing interventions that address the race-based inequities that are specifically located in HE assessment practice and pedagogy, such as the RIPIAG.
To read more about the impact of the RIPIAG on the assessment performance of students and on the race award gap at the module level – the full report is available on the University of Leicester website.
University of Leicester
Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton
QAA supports a number of projects every year, covering a range of topics and interest areas. Each is led by a QAA Member, working in collaboration with other members institutions. You can find more information on all projects, and access resources and outputs, on our website.