Published on February 27, 2014
Assessment and grading criterias in Universities of Applied Sciences Sakari Lukkarinen School of ICT Helsinki Metropolia UAS 27.2.2014
Introduction The Bloom’s taxonomy  and European Qualifications Framework  constitute the backbone of assessment and grading criterias for Universities of Applied Sciences. The aim of the bachelor degree education is student has acquired the knowledge, skills and competence on EQN level 6 on the completion of his/her studies. Using the given classification of learning objectives and levels of knowledge, skills and competence the following assessment and grading criterias are suggested. References: . Anderson et al. (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing. a revision of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. Allyn and Bacon. . EU. (2014). European qualifications framework. Accessed 27.2.2014. http://ec.europa.eu/eqf
Bloom’s taxonomy * Creates (5) Evaluates (4) Analyses (3) Applies (1-2) Understands (0-1) Remembers
Knowledge levels Level Degree Knowledge According to EQF 6 Bachelor Advanced, critical understanding 5 HND*) 4 Vocational Factual and theoretical in broad contexts 3 Secondary Facts, principles, processes and general concepts 2 Secondary Factual 1 Comprehensive, specialised Basic and general *) HND = Higher National Diploma
Skills levels Level Degree Skills according to EQF 6 Bachelor Demonstrates mastery and innovation Solves unpredictable problems in specialised field 5 HND 4 Vocational Solves specific problems 3 Secondary Selects and applies basic methods, tools, and info 2 Secondary Solves routine problems 1 Develops creative solutions Solves basic and simple tasks HND = Higher National Diploma
Competence levels Level Degree Competence according to EQF 6 Bachelor Manages complex technical and professional activities and projects 5 HND 4 Vocational Exercises self-management with the guidelines 3 Secondary Takes responsibility for completion of task 2 Secondary Works under supervision with some autonomy 1 Exercises management and supervision in unpredictable changes Works under direct supervision HND = Higher National Diploma
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