Integrative assessment: Blending assignments and assessment for high-quality learning guide

See on Scoop.itLearning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment

The Scottish Higher Education Academy’s Enhancement Themes project is part of a 5-part Framework to support learners and staff at all levels in enhancing HE in Scotland.

This electronic guide supports the Enhancing Practice Theme and is avaialable online at:

Diane Goodman‘s insight:

This guide suggests how assignments and assessments can be blended to: successfully align with, and support learning outcomes; for inclusivity, to addrees diverse learner needs and aspirations; to scaffold student’s understanding; and to accomodate quality and economy.


There is an excellent table on pg 35 of the file (Figure 1) that marries a broad range of assignments and assessments with the learning opportunities they offer students, and this makes it especially useful for designing and aligning assessments and activities with intended learning outcomes.