The purpose of assessment is to assess the learning, not that the students can write.

Traditional modes of assessment often unfairly discriminate against SpLD, International, BAME and Widening Participation students.


  • Create flexible alternative assessments, providing choices that are of equal importance and continue to meet the same criteria for research, analysis and communication as traditional modes, e.g. blogs, magazines, television.
  • Ensure the topics are culturally diverse.
  • Demonstrate characteristics of good assignments using examples; explain plagiarism and Turnitin.
  • Ensure students know how their work will be assessed.

© Matthew Tizzard