Offer flexible assessment and delivery
With careful planning, assessment practices can be designed and developed to be inclusive. In so doing, levels of student satisfaction are likely to increase and grades awarded for assessed work are likely to improve.
Flexible approaches to assessment design and teaching delivery are key components in an inclusive teaching practice.
An important way educators can provide students with the flexibility they need to be able to fully participate in their studies is by embedding technology into course delivery. This can offer students the choice of when, where, and how they study, and help them to manage their time more efficiently.
Offering students a choice in the design of assessment tasks, provides an opportunity to satisfy learning outcomes by submitting work in a form that most suits their learning needs/styles and supports their strengths, while still meeting academic standards. Moreover, inclusive assessment practices reduce the cost and time of special consideration and reasonable adjustment processes.
Informing students in plain clear language of the assessment schedule and requirements well in advance is another way educators can assist students to succeed. Consideration should also be given to ensure that class content and assessment reflects and allows for a range of perspectives.