The Assessment & Feedback Futures project has been established to ensure that staff have all of the support and resources required to move forward with creative learning design that embraces the new assessment standards and guidelines.

The purpose of this project is to support the implementation of the new University's Policy and standards of Assessment, including the use of education technologies where appropriate.  The University's objective is to implement a clear and consistent approach to the University Policy on Assessment.

The  Assessment & Feedback team encourages all Unit Coordinators to utilise the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, a quick quiz which will enable you to self-assess and identify which policy areas you may need to change for 2018. We encourage you to use it to assess where you may like to seek support. Changes to unit information in  CAIDi should be submitted as soon as possible, so we encourage you to take action now!

Assessment at UWA

A new University-wide assessment policy is being phased in throughout 2016 & 2017, after being approved by the UWA Academic Council in December 2015. The University's objective is to implement a clear and consistent approach to the new University Policy and standards of Assessment. The University is committed to assessment that is fair, integral, valid and efficient.

Efficient assessment encompasses the use of digital tools where appropriate, measures student learning and provides effective feedback to students with the minimum possible deployment of resources.

Self-help and just-in-time support resources will be curated for unit co-ordinators and other teaching and support staff. All resources will be provided in order to increase the staff capacity and capability to use digital assessment and feedback, and to enable staff to become confident and independent. All materials will be reviewed after pilots and prototypes.

If you would like further information about the new assessment policy  please contact the Project Team at the Centre for Education Futures

Implementation plan

The University Policy on Assessment clearly identifies sections of the Policy that will be implemented from 1st January 2018 and the highlighted interim clauses during the two-year implementation of Phase 2.


Phase 1 (effective from 1 January 2016 - December 2016)

Both phases run concurrently. Phase 1 includes approaches already in place across UWA but will require some unit coordinators and teaching staff to make adjustments. The Centre for Education Futures Capability and Capacity Team will provide resources and support, including through Carpe Diem workshops, to staff across the University in making Phase 1 adjustments where necessary.

Phase 2 (effective from 1 January 2016 - December 2017)

Phase 2 is a longer phase of implementation, enabling two years to make adjustments to units if necessary to comply with the new standards, guidelines and policy.

During 2016 the Assessment and Feedback Futures project team will pilot activities and resources designed to support and develop digital and assessment literacy with a pilot group of Unit Coordinators from across all faculties of the University. 

In 2017 these capability and capacity developing resources and activities will be scaled up and made available to the wider University community. By January 2018, all Unit Coordinators at UWA should have the skills, knowledge, and support they need to meet the requirements of the University Policy on Assessment

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