Assessment and Feedback

These resources will support you to develop effective assessments and provide appropriate feedback to facilitate inspiring learning. You may also find it useful to look at the SSLO toolkit resources on ‘adapting your assessments‘.

In this video, Professor Kay Sambell introduces the idea of Assessment for Learning.
To mark the launch of a new set of resources to help Heriot-Watt colleagues to make the most of assessment.
Kay briefly describes the principles of Assessment for Learning, and the benefits it can bring to courses and programmes.

the WATT WORKS quick guides

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Commenting constructively on assessed work

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 2

Getting students to engage with feedback

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Giving formative feedback prior to submitting summative tasks

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Streamlining feedback on summative tasks

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Alternatives to traditional exams

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Alternatives to essays

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 7

Getting students to self-assess to deepen their learning and develop feedback dialogues

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 8

Helping students appreciate what’s expected of them in assessment

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 9

Using exemplars to enhance learning and support achievement

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 10

Supporting international students in assessment

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 11

Using a simple feedback stamp

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 12

Helping students to benefit from feedback on exams

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 13

Meeting the challenges of programme focused assessment

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 21

Designing assessment and feedback processes to inspire learning

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 22

How to design assessments for learning

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Key assessment challenges and how to deal with them

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 31

A step-by-step guide to designing more authentic assessments

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 32

Thinking programmatically about your assessment and feedback practices

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 33

Understanding academic integrity: considering the extent of student academic misconducts in Higher Education

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Understanding academic integrity: exploring explanatory factors in Higher Education

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WATT WORKS Quick Guide | 35

Understanding academic integrity: strategies and interventions in Higher Education

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RBL Student Quick Guide | 08

Making the most of assessment and feedback: A guide for students

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the WATT WORKS activity sheets

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WATT WORKS Activity sheet | 1

The Biscuit Game: Exploring criteria for assesssment

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WATT WORKS Activity sheet | 2

Providing formative feedback effectively and efficiently

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How can we give students better quality feedback?

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Benchmark your feedback quality (course or programme level)

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Additional Heriot-Watt
Learning and Teaching Resources

The Learning and Teaching Policy Bank

The policy bank provides an alphabetical list of all policy, procedure
and guideline documents related to the University’s decisions on
academic matters, particularly learning, teaching and assessment.

Learning Technology

The learning technology team offer a suite of training and support benefit both face-to-face and online learning and teaching, especially in connection with the virtual learning environment. You can find out more about the training available here.

Library resources

The Information Services team provide an Academic Leadership and Development LibGuide. It can be accessed here.