Assessment & Feedback

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Throughout your time at University,it is important that you use the assessment and feedback process effectively to enhance your learning. At Strathclyde, we acknowledge that assessments, and related feedback, enable you to develop relevant knowledge, understanding, and skills, rather than simply providing a measure of your learning.

Assessment describes any activity that gives you the opportunity to develop and review your knowledge, understanding or skills. It should assist in shaping and developing your abilities, rather than simply measure what you have learned. Over the course of your degree you should experience a range of different assessment methods. Sometimes an assessment will contribute to your class grade; however in other instances it will be simply an opportunity to help you develop your understanding or those skills that are valued outside the university.

What is Assessment?

Assessment describes any activity thatgives you the opportunity to develop andreview your knowledge, understandingor skills. It should assist in shaping anddeveloping your abilities, rather thansimply measure what you have learned.Over the course of your degree youshould experience a range of differentassessment methods. Sometimes anassessment will contribute to your classgrade; however in other instances itwill be simply an opportunity to helpyou develop your understanding orthose skills that are valued outside theuniversity.

What is Feedback?

Feedback describes any information aboutyour performance on an assessment orother learning activity. Feedback can comefrom staff, you, your peers, and from others.Useful feedback should be constructive andallow you to identify the strengths ofthe work and highlight areas that needimprovement. However, useful feedback isonly useful if you read, reflect and act on it.

Assessment and Feedback Cycle
Assessment and Feedback Cycle

Make Feedback work for you

FIND OUT what is required

EXCHANGE ideas with peers about criteria and approach

EVALUATE your own work

DISCUSS the feedback you receive

BE PROACTIVE in giving and seeking feedback

ASK FOR the feedback you want

CREATE study groups for feedback conversations

KEEP a note of feedback, reflect and act on it