Universities Scotland

Race Equality Toolkit

Learning and Teaching

Racial Equality Considerations in Assessment


Increasingly, academics recognise that assessment is not just a tool to grade students but also an educative tool to assist learning.

In addition, there are increased efforts to ensure that assessment is better aligned to course content and objectives. There is also a growing use of different forms of assessment, particularly forms involving students in self, peer or group assessment.

Useful reading for this section:

Burnapp, D. (2009) “Supporting international students in UK Higher Education: a course for staff”, Southampton: Language, Linguistics Area Studies, HE Academy

(see particularly Unit 4 and the article by George Brown (2001) Guide for Lecturers)