It is important that students are able to understand how their assessment is carried out: how and when they will know what it is they need to do, the processes to allow them to submit work, how their work is marked, and how they will receive feedback, and how this is intended to support their further development and achievement. The University's policies and procedures set out in detail how it expects assessment to be carried out, ensuring a consistent process is applied across all provision.
To ensure transparency and fairness of assessment designs and communication, course teams are expected to:
However, course teams will determine many aspects of how their course's assessments will be delivered to students:
Most educators would agree on the idea of a rubric being something along the lines of "a type of matrix that provides scaled levels or achievement or understanding for a set of criteria or dimensions of quality for a given type of performance." (Allen & Tanner, 2006)