The UAL assessment criteria working group is evaluating UAL’s current assessment matrices in order to develop new criteria that will be launched in Autumn 2019. This work is part of wider developments to enhance students’ experience of learning, assessment and feedback.
The assessment criteria that UAL launches in 2019 will meet the needs of the emergent classification approach that counts elements of credit at level 5 in degree classification calculations.
UAL will be introducing assessment matrices for each level of undergraduate study as well as one for postgraduate study. This will help us support students’ transition to HE and lead improvements in attainment by carefully differentiating expectations from level 4 to level 7.
Early consultation feedback suggests that some colleagues want unit learning outcomes to be recorded on OAT to support students’ understanding of the learning outcomes relationship to assessment criteria. The group are currently scoping how we might do this.
The group is exploring the extent to which our assessment criteria can reflect the behaviours, values, knowledges and practices we seek to inculcate and as a consequence we will align the assessment criteria to our Creative Attributes Framework.
We are currently developing a prototype set of matrices to pilot in the autumn term so we can get feedback from staff and students. If you would like to be part of this pilot then email me and I can send further information.
Susan Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chair of Assessment Matrix Task and Finish Group