New research: Re-imagining exams: How do assessment adjustments impact on inclusion?
During 2020/21, the NCSEHE will fund research led by Joanna Tai at Deakin University which will explore inclusive assessment design in university examinations.
This is one of 17 projects to be supported under the 2020/21 round of the NCSEHE Research Grants Program.
High-stakes, timed assessments can be problematic for students with disabilities (SWD). Though assessment adjustments are enshrined in legislation, equitable outcomes are not assured, and evidence for their efficacy is unclear. SWD membership of additional equity groups may contribute to disadvantage which cannot be addressed through assessment adjustments.
This project shifts the focus to understanding the broader context of, and barriers and enablers to, inclusive assessment design. It will use student voice data and workshops with staff and students to research inclusive assessment development. This will inform an inclusive assessment framework and underpin recommendations for policy and practice.
Read more about this research project on CRADLE News.
The final report will be published by the NCSEHE in 2021.