Assessment is a central feature of teaching and the curriculum. It powerfully frames how students learn and what students achieve. It is one of the most significant influences on students' experience of higher education and all that they gain from it.[Boud, D. and Associates (2010). Assessment 2020: Seven propositions for assessment reform in higher education. Sydney: Australian Learning and Teaching Council]
Assessment is an integral part of the learning and teaching process at CSU. What is assessed and how it is assessed gives clear messages to students about what the University considers to be important in their learning and achievement. The Assessment Principles Policy illustrates the central importance of assessment at CSU and it recognises that assessment must cater to the needs of several stakeholders, including students, staff, the University, the community, potential employers, and government and external accrediting bodies.
Moderation at CSU, guided by the Moderation Policy, is a way of ensuring quality and consistency of assessment, learning and teaching. It involves professional judgement to ensure valid, reliable, fair and consistent assessment practices for staff, students and external stakeholders in alignment with CSU policies and external requirements.
This section focuses on assessment and moderation in a CSU context. It provides resources that set the broader framework of assessment and moderation and it introduces you to the requirements of the Assessment and Moderation policies.
The following sections include common questions with answers from this website: