This policy paper describes the UvA-wide assessment policy framework. It is vital for both educational institutions and students that institutions can vouch for the exit level of their students. This has resulted in a major focus on assessment and assessment policy, including within the degree programmes at the University of Amsterdam.
New legislation, the new accreditation system and the major importance that the UvA attaches to study success have prompted an urgent review of our assessment policy. In particular, this entails looking at how Examinations Boards can fulfil their weightier role, how the quality of the local assessment policy can be stimulated at the institutional level, how the UvA can effectively be ‘in control’, and which aspects of the assessment policy can reinforce the UvA’s approach to study success.