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Assessment: Assessing Student Learning

Assessment Overview 

Assessment drives student learning. This means that we can design assessments to drive particular desired types of learning e.g. deep learning. Deep learning involves a critical analysis of ideas, linking them to already known concepts, principles and experiences which leads to personal understanding and long-term retention. And we can use assessment to drive the development of graduate attributes e.g. teamwork, creative thinking, information literacy

These webpages are a resource for you in designing, developing and reviewing your assessments.  These resources include practical guidelines on assessments, sample assessments, case study material, UCD policies and procedures in relation to assessment and published good international practice and research.

The UCD Assessment Code of Practice in the UCD Governance Document Library sets out a mandatory code of practice for assessment in UCD and is important reading to ensure compliance with university policy.