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Assessment & marking.

Assessment and marking of the exams and coursework of dyslexic students can raise many issues and concerns.

Here you will find suggestions for addressing some of these issues, for example, giving feedback and adjusting deadlines in ways that benefit dyslexic students.

You may find ideas for both inclusive practice and for making reasonable adjustments that are applicable in your discipline area.

Reasonable adjustments

Examples from Coursework

  • Offer additional access to tutors for guidance and feedback prior to deadline.
  • Be willing to consider extended deadlines.
  • Be aware of when students should consult Academic Support tutors.

Video examples

Dyslexia video: "Introducing podcasting and WebCT: implications for dyslexic students.." Duration: 5 minutes : 3 seconds

Introducing podcasting and WebCT: implications for dyslexic students.

"…one thing I really noticed was that the dyslexic students did better than they typically did and indeed have tended to do better than the other students in this…"

5 min 3s inclusive teaching video by Richard Field, in Assessment style

Dyslexia video: "Feedback on exams: 1 to 1 tutorials in Geography.." Duration: 1 minute : 26 seconds

Feedback on exams: 1 to 1 tutorials in Geography.

"…we give them their numeric marks…and then back that up…by giving them much more intensive feedback in a PARS tutorial…"

1 min 26s inclusive teaching video by Robert Dugdale, in Exams

Dyslexia video: "Dyslexic students: approaching exams and using extra time.." Duration: 1 minute : 49 seconds

Dyslexic students: approaching exams and using extra time.

"…it helps a lot and lets me check off the questions…because sometimes there's just that one line in there that I've missed…"

1 min 49s student perspective video by Joe Cornfield et al., in Exams

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