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Assessment and Feedback

Assessment and Feedback

The fundamental role that assessment in Higher Education plays in student learning is frequently attested to within the literature. In essence, assessment ‘…shapes the experience of students and influences their behaviour more than the teaching they receive’ (Bloxham, 2007). High quality assessment feedback has equally been described as ‘…the most powerful single influence on student achievement’ (Beaumont et al., 2011). However, assessment and feedback in higher education are also consistently identified as the aspect of their learning experiences with which students are least satisfied, being described by Professor David Nicol (2010) as a ‘ concern internationally’. The Assessment and Feedback Schools Initiative has been developed with the aim of both responding to and addressing this concern within King’s College London.

The initiative encourages collaboration across the College with the aim of reviewing and enhancing assessment and feedback practices, specifically with regard to the student learning experience. A Planning Group manages the development of the associated events, meeting at key stages of the initiative to review progress, ensure key milestones are achieved and support other activities linked to the Events. Materials developed as part of the Assessment and Feedback Schools Events will be made available via this website. If you have any queries regarding the Events or are interested in participating then please contact Ms Lauren Cracknell.

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