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Review and Remarking of Assessment Procedures

Parent Policy

Review and Remarking of Assessment Policy

Definitions

Review: process through which a mark for an item of assessment is reviewed with the result that it might be adjusted.

Remark: process through which an item of assessment is marked by a second marker with the result that the mark awarded by the second marker, even if lower than the original, becomes the final mark for that item.

Review

Prior to Requesting a Review

  1. Students are responsible for collecting their work and checking their results in a timely fashion when assessment items are returned or made available for return.
  2. Prior to requesting a mark review for an item of assessment students must discuss the corrected piece of work with either the marker, the tutor, or the unit coordinator. Where students feel unable to approach staff involved with the unit they should contact the undergraduate coordinator (units offered at year levels 1 to 3) or the honours or postgraduate coordinator of the appropriate school.
  3. If, after discussion, a student is still dissatisfied a request for review of assessment may be lodged.

Responsibility

Students and staff

Requesting a Review

  1. Review requests must be made in writing to the unit coordinator within four weeks after the item of assessment was returned, or made available for return.
  2. The request must state the reason/s why the review is being requested.
  3. The original, corrected item of assessment must be included with the review request.

Responsibility

Students

Eligibility

Items of assessment eligible for review are: The following are not eligible for review:

Review Process

  1. The unit coordinator will assess the request for review and may deny any request deemed to be ineligible, unjustified, or lacking in substance. (Students have the right to appeal the unit coordinator’s decision).
  2. Once a review request is granted the unit coordinator will appoint a reviewer to reassess the work and provide him/her with the following:
    • the reason for the mark review request
    • the assessment criteria applicable to the item
    • the original piece of assessment showing the mark awarded
    • the original marker’s comments on the item
  3. The final result for the work will be agreed between the original marker and the reviewer who will either:
    • confirm the mark originally awarded, or
    • increase the mark.
    Where agreement on the final result cannot be reached an average of the two marks will be taken and, provided the result is not lower than the original mark, the average will become the final result for the item of assessment.
  4. The reviewer will record his/her name and signature will be recorded on the item of assessment.
  5. The reviewer is not required to include comments.
  6. When the reviewed item of assessment is received by the unit coordinator he/she will amend the student’s assessment record if required and return the item of assessment to the student.
A revised result will not be lower than the mark originally awarded.

Responsibility

Unit coordinators or their delegates and members of staff acting in the role of reviewers

Remark

Prior to Requesting a Remark

  1. Students are responsible for collecting their work and checking their results in a timely fashion when assessment items are returned or made available for return.
  2. Prior to requesting a remark for an item of assessment students must discuss the corrected piece of work with either the marker, the tutor, or the unit coordinator. Where students feel unable to approach staff involved with the unit they should contact the undergraduate coordinator (units offered at year levels 1 to 3) or the honours or postgraduate coordinator of the appropriate school.
  3. If, after discussion, a student is still dissatisfied a request for a remark of the item of assessment may be lodged.

Responsibility

Students and staff

Requesting a Remark

  1. Remark requests must be made in writing to the unit coordinator within four weeks after the item of assessment was returned, or made available for return.
  2. The request must state the reason/s why the remark is being requested.
  3. The original, corrected item of assessment together with a clean copy, must be included with the remark request.

Responsibility

Students

Eligibility

Items of assessment eligible for remark are: The following are not eligible for remark:

Remarking Process

  1. The unit coordinator will assess the request for a remark and may deny any request deemed to be ineligible, unjustified, or lacking in substance. (Students have the right to appeal the unit coordinator’s decision).
  2. If the remark request is granted the unit coordinator will appoint an experienced second marker to reassess the work. Once a remark request is granted the unit coordinator will appoint a member of academic staff with appropriate expertise as the second marker and provide him/her with the following:
    • clean copy of the item of assessment provided by the student
    • the assessment criteria applicable to the item
  3. The second marker must not be provided with:
    • the reason for the remark request
    • the corrected item of assessment
    • the original mark awarded
    • the original marker’s comments on the item
  4. The final mark for the work will be determined by the second marker notwithstanding the fact that this mark may be lower than the mark originally awarded. The mark awarded by the second marker is not subject to appeal.
  5. The second marker will record the mark, brief comments to the student, and his/her name and signature on the assessment item.
  6. The work will then be returned to the unit coordinator who will amend the student’s assessment record and return the item of assessment to the student.
The second mark is final and it replaces all previous marks for that item of assessment.

Responsibility

Unit coordinators and members of staff acting in the role of second markers