Reflection Toolkit

Assessing reflection

On this page you can find information and considerations about assessing reflection and providing feedback.

Should I assess?

Whether or not reflection should be formally assessed is not always a straightforward question. This page highlights the main points to consider.

Assessing assignments

Reflective assignments can be assessed in different ways; below you will find information about summative, formative, peer, and self-assessment of assignments.

Assessing activities

Reflective activities can be a great method for engaging your students in different ways. Below are considerations to make if you have chosen to assess the activities.

Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria are critical when posing a reflective assignment. This page provides example criteria as well as questions to help you identify what you are looking for.

Assessment rubrics

Rubrics allow for quicker and more consistent marking. This can be extremely helpful in reflection, which can feel as if it needs to be assessed by instinct alone. A well-defined rubric will make marking of reflection systematic and support both you and the reflectors.