Assessing students with disabilities

Other resources and links

This page contains links to a variety of resources that can help to inform, or provide practical support for, the review of assessment practices. It is designed to act as an information gateway, and will therefore feature a selection of recent papers and other materials generated by national projects, as well as links to particular articles in freely-available learning and teaching journals and mailing lists.

Equality Challenge Unit

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) offers downloadable resources on the application of legislation to learning, teaching and assessment. A good source of links to other useful resources, including Disability legislation: practical guidance for academic staff.

Strategies for Creating Inclusive Programmes of Study (SCIPS)

Strategies for Creating Inclusive Programmes of Study (SCIPS) is the result of a HEFCE-funded project. This table maps the appropriateness of assessment activities in the context of particular challenges to learning, from visual and speech difficulties to information processing disorders.

The SPACE Project on inclusive assessment

ThStaff-Student Partnership for Assessment Change and Evaluation (SPACE) was a three-year HEFCE funded project, based at the University of Plymouth. The aim of the project was to develop and promote alternative forms of assessment as a way of facilitating a more inclusive approach to assessment. The project has produced some useful resources which can be accessed via the link above.

Embedding success: enhancing the learning experience for disabled students

Embedding success: enhancing the learning experience for disabled students (pdf) is a 98-page HEA publication (2006), with accounts of innovative practice to improve the experience of disabled students. Contributions from practitioners across the disciplines.

Guide to Inclusion

The Guide to Inclusion is a series of eight e-bulletins produced in collaboration with the HEA  Psychology Network and comprises 'bite-sized' guidance on providing a more inclusive experience for all students. Each of the e-bulletins focuses on a different aspect of learning and teaching, and offers immediate access to the key resources online.