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ERIC Number: ED536175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 93
ISBN: ISBN-1-8403-6111-5
Measuring and Recording Student Achievement
Universities UK
The Measuring and Recording Student Achievement Scoping Group was established by Universities UK and the Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP), with the support of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in October 2003 to review the recommendations from the UK Government White Paper "The Future of Higher Education" relating specifically to recording student achievement, value added, degree classifications and credit systems. It was originally intended that the Scoping Group would meet twice. However, the scale of the work required it to meet five times between October 2003 and June 2004. In addition, following the October meeting, a series of three sub-groups was established to undertake detailed work and identify issues for consideration and resolution by the full Scoping Group. It was not the function of the Scoping Group fully to address and solve all of the issues. Its purpose was to: (1) consider definitions and issues relating to the major themes; (2) consider what problems or opportunities needed to be addressed; and (3) recommend a programme of work, and who should take forward this work with reference to current good practice. The scoping work has demonstrated that there is currently a considerable degree of work underway in the UK higher education sector in matters of describing, measuring, recording and communicating student achievement. The Group also identified some major, as yet unresolved, issues. The full report addresses a number of these and suggests ways in which they could, and in some cases should, be taken forward. Annexed are: (1) Scoping Group terms of reference; (2) Scoping Group membership; (3) sub-group membership and terms of reference; and (4) references. (Contains 42 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universities UK (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)