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The results which students achieve are one publicly important way of evaluating university study. Universities are developing increasingly sophisticated student data sets, which enable analyses to be made of student progression and achievement.

For example, results profiles enable questions to be asked about whether assessment is discriminating or demanding enough; and it is becoming common now to be able to identify and analyse the relative performance in a given module of cohorts of students on different award pathways. Information like this can lead curriculum designers to support different groups of students appropriately.

Teaching Quality Information (EXTERNAL)

The Teaching Quality Information (TQI) website carries some information of this kind on every HE course in the country. The information should be treated with some caution at this stage. For example, where organisational structures cut across subject boundaries, the data may not give a true picture of a particular department.

Nevertheless, the information presented on the site is of increasing importance publicly. It also illustrates the potential of statistical information to inform curriculum and teaching evaluation.  Try drilling down in your own department’s entry on this site. Compare the data presented with departments elsewhere, and with other departments in the University.

Teaching Quality Information (INTERNAL)

How is the cohort data available to your examination boards used?

Quite detailed information of a similar nature is available for all Warwick couses here. Comparative analysis can yield questions, which may lead to responses at curriculum, learning and teaching, administrative or management level.

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