Incoming changes to Assessment Policy and Procedures

Following collaboration with key stakeholders, including faculties, directorates, Chair Academic Board, First Peoples and Access and Disability Services, the revised Assessment Policy and Procedures have been approved for Semester 2, 2023.

The revised Assessment Policy sets out the principles that underpin ACU’s approach to assessment and is to be read in conjunction with the Learning and Teaching Policy (under review). Founded on seven principles of good practice in assessment, the Assessment Policy provides the theoretical framework to assist ACU in developing assessment procedures.

The revised Assessment Procedures should be read in conjunction with the Assessment Policy and have been written to guide the design and adoption of valid assessment practices that shape and support the best possible student learning experience and outcomes. To support accessibility to staff and students, they have been written to reflect the cyclical nature of assessment: design, student participation and engagement, feedback, marking and grading, evaluation and quality assurance.

The key Assessment Policy and Procedure updates due for implementation in Semester 2, 2023 include:

  • increased flexibility for number of assessments during unit design (Assessment Procedure 5.2e)
  • recognition of the importance of vertical and horizontal integration of assessment throughout a course
  • clarification around communication with students with respect to marks and grades (Assessment Procedure 8.2b).

For further information and to familiarise yourself with the above changes please view the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures.

If you have any questions, please contact

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