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Highly recommended for: anyone interested in assessment performance.

Laurence Shaw and Matt Tranter from Nottingham Trent University join us for a lunchtime hub session to discuss their recent research into how assessment performance can alter under varying conditions.

‘The 2019/20 Level 4 mathematics cohort at Nottingham Trent University sat a full set of mid-year assessments in January 2020 under completely normal circumstances. However, the Covid-19 lockdown meant that their end of year assessments, along with all of their teaching and learning from March 2020 onwards, moved fully online. This has given us a unique opportunity to understand how the same cohort perform in contrasting situations.

In this session we consider the issue of ethnic minority and Widening Participation student attainment in assessments and how that changed post-lockdown. In particular, we find that Widening Participation students saw a decrease in attainment but that attainment of students from ethnic minorities improved. We will discuss the results of our analysis at a modular level to try to understand the reasons for these changes in attainment as well as touching upon other issues raised from the move to online teaching, learning, and assessment. We hope to use the last 25 minutes of this session for an open discussion on the issues raised by this talk.’ 

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Option – CLT Lunchtime Hub: Levelling the playing field? The immediate effect of Covid-19 on the attainment of students

Date(s) - 07/04/2022
12:15 pm - 1:05 pm

Event Speaker/Organiser: Lawrence Shaw, Matt Tranter
Course Code:
Curriculum Transformation: Embrace assessment for learning
Bath Blend: Accessibility
Digital Capability: N/A
Target Audience: All Staff (Academic/Professional Services)

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