Our initial round of work packages aimed to review and compile evidence about effective programme strategies. We then went on to collect case studies and explore other aspects of programme focused assessment.

During the project we kept a close eye on other funded assessment projects. A number of assessment frameworks have emerged, and we are pleased that several assessment initiatives at a number of institutions still make reference to PASS and the merits of integrated programme assessment.

Short guide to programme focused assessment

Assessment Issues

Inclusive assessment

Inclusive assessment : an auditing tool

International perspectives

Interpreting PFA for programme validation

Position paper

Refocusing the undergraduate curriculum

Students' view of assessment strategies

Survey of staff attitudes

Assessment initiatives

Assessment projects


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