Assessment Protocol

ARU's Assessment Protocol explains ARU's approach to assessment. It's a primary point of reference and includes a set of principles and responsibilities for our University, our Students' Union, our staff and students who have a shared commitment to the implementation of the Protocol.


The Protocol was created with the help of faculty directors of learning and teaching, course reps, Student Services, the Academic Officer, and Professor Margaret Price, a leading expert on assessment literacy. It was further developed by a consortium of stakeholders from across ARU, led by Anglia Learning & Teaching and the ARU Students' Union. The Protocol can be used to:

  • facilitate a common understanding of ARU's approach to assessment, and the value of developing assessment literacy amongst students and staff
  • promote discussion about assessment strategy in Student Staff Liaison Committees, course team review meetings, or as part of course development or periodic review
  • support dialogue and the sharing of good practice on enhancing assessment, feedback and feed-forward practice at course and module levels.

The Protocol is based on international research and perspectives on assessment and recognised institutional approaches to developing assessment literacy, particularly work undertaken at the Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe) at Oxford Brookes University.