This webspace contains case studies, commentaries and tools related to enhancing programme approaches to assessment and feedback in Irish higher education. The collection was put together as part of the National Forum’s 2016-18 Enhancement Theme which focuses on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning. It showcases the contribution of 31 staff and two students, from 14 national and five international institutions.

Different contributions may be of interest to people in different positions within higher education. The collection is therefore designed to be downloadable in individual files including the following:

  • nine commentaries
  • 18 case studies of practice
  • four tools used to evaluate assessment at programme level

An overview of the collection can be downloaded (see link on the right), however the full case studies are only available on this webspace. To assist in navigating this collection, it is structured and colour-coded under four topics, as can be seen below.

Drivers of Change (Context): Programme Assessment

This section contains four commentaries related to the contextual elements which surround efforts to lead and enact change in assessment and feedback at programme level.

Leading the Change in Programme Assessment: Some Ideas (Leadership)

This section contains a commentary and four case studies related to leading the enhancement of assessment and feedback at programme level.

Knowing What’s Going on in your Programme (Evidence and Dialogue)

This section contains a commentary, four tools and five case studies related to the gathering and interrogation of evidence to inform change in assessment and feedback practices at programme level.

Making Changes Within Programme(s): Some Design Interventions

This section contains a commentary, four tools and five case studies related to the gathering and interrogation of evidence to inform change in assessment and feedback practices at programme level.