Remarking of Assessment

Scope

This process applies to all units taught by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to outline the process for remarking of assessment.

In-semester assessment

  1. Students do not have an automatic right to have an assessment remarked. Students can apply to have an assessment remarked due to an error.
  2. It is the student’s responsibility to check marked assignments upon return. Students are expected to raise with the teaching associate any queries about their mark as soon as possible but no later than 10 working days after their release back to the students.
  3. If the matter remains unresolved after discussing it with the teaching associate, the student must take it to the Unit Lecturer of the relevant campus.
  4. In consultation with the Chief Examiner, the Unit Lecturer will attempt to resolve the issue directly with the student. If after discussing the issue with the Unit Lecturer of the relevant campus, the student still believes that there is an error in the marking of his/her assignment, the student may then proceed directly with a request for a re-mark due to error.
  5. Requests for a re-mark must be made in writing to the Chief Examiner (or Course Director, where the Chief Examiner is the Unit Lecturer), documenting the specific grounds for the request. Re-mark requests must include the corrected work, and, where practical, an identical “clean” copy. The Chief Examiner may reject any request considered vexatious or frivolous. The Chief Examiner shall nominate an independent marker to re-mark the student work; limitations on suitable markers in the specific field may sometimes prevent this “blind” marking.
  6. If the original mark is found to be incorrect due to a marking error, the error will be corrected and the revised mark will stand.
  7. The Chief Examiner must ensure a record of the re-marking request and the outcome are kept for audit purposes for at least 6 months.
  8. Students should receive notification of the outcome within 10 working days of receipt of the request.
  9. Students who believe there has been an error in how a policy or procedure has been applied in respect to the remarking process should follow stage 3 of the Student Complaints Procedure.
  10. Upon completion of the re-marking process, the Chief Examiner (or where appropriate, the Course Director) will undertake to advise the original marker of the outcome.

Scheduled final assessment

  1. In the first instance, students should follow the scheduled final assessment process by applying to view their scheduled final responses, reviewing the scheduled final assessment summary feedback provided on Moodle, then submitting a request for feedback online.
  2. If after following the feedback process, the student is still concerned that their work has been incorrectly assessed, the student may then proceed directly with a request for a re-mark according to procedures 5 to 8. Requests must be submitted in writing no later than 10 working days after receiving a response to feedback request.

Governance

Parent policyAssessment and Academic Integrity Policy
Associated procedures 
ApprovalFaculty Education Committee, Meeting 1/21, 18 February 2021
Procedure ownerDeputy Dean (Education)
Date effectiveSemester 1, 2021
VersionVersion 4