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Assessment Framework

The Trinity Assessment Framework is led by the Senior Academic Developer and is currently preparing for implementation through a programme of professional development opportunities.

Trinity Assessment Framework Tenets

Assessment in Trinity should:

  • Support the acquisition of graduate attributes;
  • Support learning;
  • Be programme-focused;
  • Support meta-learning;
  • Actively engage students and staff.

In order to support the implementation of the assessment framework, the academic year structure has facilitated a move away from what is currently a very heavy focus on assessment of learning to one of assessment for learning and assessment as learning. At the centre of the proposed framework is the principle that there should be fewer, but more meaningful assessments and that these should be distributed more effectively across the academic year/s.  It also creates space for reflection on learning, independent project work, group work, field trips and other forms of individual and collaborative learning, and reduces the intensity of teaching.

Trinity Assessment Framework (PDF 5.50MB) / Trinity Assessment Framework (Word 4.52MB)


Assessment Strand Membership

  • Dr Ciara O’Farrell, Senior Academic Developer, Chair
  • Assoc. Prof. Computer Science, Prof. Brendan Tangney
  • Prof. Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng, Prof. David Taylor
  • Clinical Speech and Language Studies, Dr Pauline Sloane
  • School of  Law, Dr Des Ryan
  • School of Education, Dr Aidan Seery
  • Education Officer, Student’s Union , Ms Molly Kenny
  • Project Manager, Ms Fedelma McNamara