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NCSEHE: Re-imagining Exams - How Do Assessment Adjustments Impact on Inclusion?

Exams and other high-stakes time-limited assessments can act as barriers to success for some students in higher education. In addition to students with a disability (SWD), in recent years students across equity groups, including regional, rural, and remote and/or low socioeconomic status are increasingly participating in higher education. Social inclusion therefore becomes a concern when considering what happens in assessment practices. This research project therefore aimed to: understand SWDs’ experiences of exams; and transform exam design and practice to be more inclusive. The project team: Joanna Tai, Rola Ajjawi, Margaret Bearman, Mary Dracup, Paige Mahoney (Deakin University); Joanne Dargusch, Mary Dracup and Lois Harris (CQUniversity)

(February 2022)