10 Mar 2021
Providing students with constructive and timely feedback on their performance is good practice and an important part of the student learning process.
It is good practice to provide feedback to students on their in-course assessments in time to ensure that this feedback could enhance their learning: feedback within two weeks of the submission of an assessment is a good rule-of-thumb.
Feedback on examination performance helps students’ learning and can be provided in a number of ways, including:
- a summary of the main deficiencies or common mistakes of previous cohorts in answering questions related to particular topics (e.g., online through the Learning Management System);
- providing the above feedback on previous examinations to students as part of the course;
- meeting students individually, on request, to review their examination scripts.
Summative and Formative Feedback
The CEI website includes detailed information on summative and formative Feedback to Enhance Learning.
Pages In this Guide
OBE, ILOs and Criterion-Referenced Assessment (CRA)
Maintaining Academic Standards: the Roles of Faculty/Heads/Deans/IPO Director
Good (and Poor) Practices in Student Assessment
Assessment Policies and Procedures
Management of Examinations and Academic Integrity: Guidelines for Departments, Examiners and Invigilators
Examination Papers and Question Banks
Grades, Grade Points and the Achievement of ILOs
Grading of Courses
The Grading Process
Grading Responsibilities of Faculty
Responsibilities of Heads of Department/Division
Grade Review, Student Appeals and Grade Changes
Classification of Undergraduate Awards