Lynette and Jenny
Don't know if anyone considered this before, but would it be worth
considering which SEDA Specials and Papers are relevant to each PDF award,
and adding them to the named award web pages, as appropriate? E.g. "Have you
considered SEDA Paper XXXX for this programme?"
Might sell a few..
Dr Stephen Bostock FHEA NTF SFSEDA
Co-chair of SEDA
Head of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Glyndwr
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Subject: Diagnostic assessment for incoming students
We are exploring options for introducing large scale diagnostic assessment
of incoming undergraduate students. Whilst this occurs in some
curriculum/programme areas, we do not currently offer or require all
students a diagnostic assessment to ascertain whether they have the skills
for successful study at University.
I would be interested to hear about similar schemes in other institutions as
well as your views on the merits of introducing this form of assessment.
As a starter, some of the questions we have been considering include:
1) Should a diagnostic assessment be undertaken by all students or only
those in particular curriculum areas?
2) Would it be appropriate for all students to take the same assessment or
would this need to be tailored to the different requirements of different
3) Would the test be optional or compulsory and if compulsory, how would we
ensure all students had completed it?
4) Would it be viewed as a positive undertaking by potential students or
something that might put them off?
5) When would it be undertaken, pre-arrival, on-arrival or within a few
weeks of joining the university?
6) What expectations would be set for students who fell below a certain
level? would they be required to undertake some development activity?
7) Would these students be eligible for additional support, what form would
this take and who would provide it?
Regards and thanks in advance for your input
Head of Learning Services
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