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Assessments

Academic Integrity

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of APIC and academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the College. It is the responsibility of every student to make sure that they understand what constitutes academic misconduct and to refrain from engaging in it. Please refer to APIC’s Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure for further details.  

Assessment Design

A range of assessment types will be used across a course of study to expose students to different tasks and give them opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a variety of ways.

Normally, a unit will have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 graded assessments.

All units will include an early, low stakes assessment task scheduled no later than Week 5 of the teaching period to support early identification of at-risk students and to provide timely and constructive formative feedback.

 

The maximum weighting for an individual assessment task will not normally exceed 40% of a unit of study’s total assessment weighting, except in capstone units, unless approved by the Dean and reported to Academic Board.

 

Group work assessment tasks in a unit of study will not normally exceed 30% of a unit of study’s total assessment weighting, unless approved by the Dean and reported to Academic Board

Assessment Details

All Unit of Study Guides and/or Assessment Briefs must contain details of the passing requirements for the unit, task descriptions of each assessment task, the weighting of each assessable component, the marking criteria, rubric, and submission dates of the assessment task.

After publication of the Unit of Study Guide and/or Assessment Brief, variation to assessment tasks is permitted only in exceptional circumstances and only with the Dean’s approval. Notification in writing from the Head of Discipline must be provided to students explaining the reasons for the variation and any proposed adjustments to the task and its assessment.

Where a unit of study is being taught across multiple campuses or modes of delivery, all aspects of the assessment in the unit will be equivalent and in accordance with the published Unit of Study Guide for the unit.

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All Unit of Study Guides and/or Assessment Briefs contain details of the passing requirements for the unit, task descriptions of each assessment task, the weighting of each assessable component, the marking criteria, rubric, and submission dates of the assessment task.

Fail Incomplete Grades

As set out in the Unit Study Guide, a FI (Fail Incomplete) grade is awarded if you achieved a mark of 50% or more but did not submit one or more assessments or failed the invigilated assessment. 

The student has achieved more than 50 marks but

Invigilated Assessment Tasks

Students must achieve a 50% or higher in all individual invigilated assessment tasks. 

A Fail Incomplete (FI) grade is awarded if students achieve a mark of 50% or more but did not submit one or more assessments or failed the invigilated assessment. 

Group Assessment Tasks

Group work or assessment tasks 

Tips for keeping on track with group assignments:

  • Ensure all members of your group have a clear understanding of the assessment brief

  • Allocate tasks or responsibilities to each group member

  • Schedule meetings to keep on track, during these meetings all members should report back and present work undertaken

Special Consideration Applications

If a student's academic work is impacted by significant documented illness, hardship, or other adverse circumstances beyond control, students may make an application for Special Consideration. Please refer to the Moderation and Assessment Policy for further details.

Award of Grades Policy

APIC's grading scheme can be located within the Award of Grades Policy. This Policy describes the award of grades for units of study, including the application of final, interim, and administrative grades, the nomenclature used at Asia Pacific International College (APIC), and the Grade Point Average calculation.

Fail Incomplete Grades

As set out in the Unit Study Guide, a FI (Fail Incomplete) grade is awarded if you achieved a mark of 50% or more but did not submit one or more assessments or failed the invigilated assessment. 

The student has achieved more than 50 marks but
failed to complete all requirements necessary to pass a
unit as identified in the Unit Study Guide.

Perhaps better placed on the academic page with a section on the Assessment and Moderation Policy. 

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