Universities Scotland

Race Equality Toolkit

Learning and Teaching

Racial Equality Considerations in Assessment

#1How can procedures be put in place to ensure assessment requirements are understood by all students including those for whom English is an Additional Language?

In some educational systems, examinations may be the normal method of assessment, and students may not be used to being continually assessed on coursework. Therefore, students from such backgrounds may have an apathetic attitude towards coursework. This may lead to underperformance or failure. In addition, some students may be used to assessments based on group work as well as examinations. To address these issues, consider the following: