inlingua School of Languages

Assessment Principles

Assessment should be valid
Validity ensures that assessment tasks and associated criteria effectively measure student attainment of the intended learning outcomes at the appropriate level.

Information about assessment should be explicit, accessible and transparent

Clear, accurate, consistent and timely information on assessment tasks and procedures should be made
available to students and staff or external assessors.

Assessment should relate directly to the programme aims and learning outcomes

Assessment tasks should primarily reflect the nature of the discipline or subject but should also ensure that students have the opportunity to develop a range of generic skills and capabilities.

Assessment should be reliable and consistent
There is a need for assessment to be reliable and this requires clear and consistent processes for the setting, marking, grading and moderation of assignments.

Assessment should be inclusive and equitable

As far as is possible without compromising academic standards, inclusive and, equitable assessment should ensure that tasks and procedures do not disadvantage any group or individual.

Staff development policy and strategy should include assessment

All those involved in the assessment of students must be competent to undertake their roles and responsibilities.

Formative and Summative Assessment

Performance of students is assessed throughout the course and we use different criteria to evaluate the progress made by our students. We employ:
  • Continuous Oral Assessment (Speaking skills)
  • End-of-course / End-of-module Test (Listening, Reading and Writing skills)
In addition, we also take into consideration and evaluate our students':
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Participation
  • Progress
Please visit the following link to find out more about our assessment and grading systems.