Queen's Learning Outcomes Assessment

Learning Outcomes Project
Learning Outcomes Project

8. Assessment Protocol


Rater training should be undertaken by all markers. This is led by a facilitator, and includes:

  1. Close reading of the rubric
  2. Discussion of the terms
  3. Practice scoring a work sample one row at a time
  4. Opportunity for participants to explain their reasoning and offer evidence to support their scores.
  5. Discussion of the level awarded; consensus of decision
  6. Repetition of practice marking until a common understanding of the standard is determined


Assessment moderation processes involve review of work samples, and marking judgments. It is designed to support fair and equitable grading. Moderation groups are collaborative nature, can build peer relationships, and may be undertaken:

  • Within departments
  • Within faculties
  • Across institutions
  • Between institutions