Assessment and feedback
The University has an Assessment Framework which sets out the principles, practice and conduct of assessment and gives information on reaching decisions from assessment. (The previous version of the Assessment Framework, which was in place during 2022/23, can be found at: https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=68995).
The full Assessment Framework document can be downloaded from the link above, or alternatively, the separate sections of the Framework can be looked at individually from the links below.
The Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL) also has a range of resources available to support staff in the design and delivery of assessments, including an Online and Blended Assessment toolkit and a Contract Cheating toolkit.
Principles of assessment
Details of the educational, ethical and regulatory principles of assessment.
The Practice of Assessment
Guidance on the practice of assessment, including marking, feedback, assessment for disabled students and religious observance for students.
Reaching decisions from assessment
Guidance on reaching decisions from assessment, including procedures for final examination boards, anonymous handling of marks, mitigating circumstances and re-assessment/referral.
The process of assessment
Including policies on the use of calculators and dictionaries in examinations, guidance for staff on academic malpractice and procedures for handling unfair practice in examinations.