This project, in partnership with the University of Kent, aims to support members in running their own Assessment and Feedback Superchargers workshop.
The workshop is designed for disciplinary programme teams who are seeking to redesign assessment and feedback to promote student learning, engagement, and satisfaction. As a result of the Assessment and Feedback Superchargers workshop, participants will have:
- Applied evidence-based principles drawn from a review of assessment and feedback literature (Pitt and Quinlan, 2022) to propose changes to local practices.
- Designed supercharged assessment and feedback practices that address a common challenge in higher education.
- Collaborated with disciplinary/programme colleagues to consider within-and between-module changes across an entire year of a programme.
- Experienced an assessment and feedback activity that incorporates key evidence-based principles.
- Created a plan to apply and incorporate their learning from the assessment and feedback superchargers workshop into their curricula.
In 2022, we finished the review, Impacts of higher education assessment and feedback policy and practice on students: A review of the literature 2016-2021, that synthesised 481 empirical studies from 71 different countries. Our aim was to highlight evidence-based assessment and feedback policies or practices that have had a demonstrable impact on key student outcomes. Ultimately, we sought to impact positively on educational practice. Although we concluded the review with 21 practical recommendations divided by audience, we wanted to do more to influence practice. To fill the research to practice gap, we designed the A&F Superchargers resource.
Assessment and feedback superchargers is an interactive half day workshop that guides participants through applying the key recommendations from the literature review to make practical changes in their own curricula and teaching. Through a series of assessment and feedback scenarios, and principles-based card decks focus discussions on “supercharging” assessment and feedback. The goal of the workshop is to create high impact and authentic assessment opportunities while harnessing the power of diverse potential feedback sources that exist within the learning environment.
Kathleen M. Quinlan and Edd Pitt, authors of the 2022 literature review on the impacts of higher education assessment and feedback policy and practice on students, introduce a new tool to help practitioners put the review findings into practice.
Download the resources to run an Assessment and Feedback Superchargers workshop. The package of resources includes the cards, the game board, and guides to support facilitators and participants.