Assessment Criteria

What are assessment criteria?

Assessment criteria explain for learners, markers and moderators, how the achievement of learning outcomes will be demonstrated and measured.

How do we use assessment criteria?

The consistent use of robust and clearly articulated assessment criteria is an integral part of students’ assessment briefs. They provide students with a clear understanding of what they need to do to successfully complete the assessment.

Their use also supports fairness and marking consistency by both individual markers and groups of markers across a module. In addition, they assist the moderation process by providing assurance that assessment criteria have been applied appropriately by the markers.

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