Assessment was one of the first Enhancement Themes launched in the autumn of 2003. The Assessment Enhancement Theme focused on two aspects of assessment:

  • efficient assessment that does not take up too much time for students or staff.
  • effective assessment that produces results that are informative, valid, fair and robust.

Workshop series


We ran a series of assessment workshops designed to reach a broad audience of staff and students, aimed to:

  • identify key issues and problems
  • share and develop good practice in learning and teaching in higher education at institutional level
  • develop strategies to support the enhancement of learning and teaching across the sector.

We published a Theme overview report and two workshops outcome reports.


Theme overview report


Assessment: Overview and outcomes

Publication Date: 17 May 2005

This publication summarises the main outcomes from the work on the Assessment Enhancement Theme, including ways of addressing the challenges identified during the Theme.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 158 KB

Workshops outcome reports


Reflections on Assessment: Volume I

Publication Date: 17 May 2005

This publication is the first of two volumes, providing an overview of workshop 1-4 that took place during the Assessment Enhancement Theme.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 1791 KB

Reflections on Assessment: Volume II

Publication Date: 17 May 2004

This publication is the second of two volumes, providing an overview of workshop 5-8 that took place during the Assessment Enhancement Theme.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 1446 KB