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Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

The Policy on Assessment of Student Learning (PASL) will come into effect
in Fall 2024!

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What is PASL?

PASL is a principles-based policy designed around the concept of assessment for learning.

Learn about PASL

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What’s changing?

In Fall 2024, PASL will replace the existing University Student Assessment Policy (USAP).

Read about the changes

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Have questions?

Visit the FAQ page for answers to common questions or send your own question.

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Principles and key concepts

Learn about the guiding principles and some terminology
behind PASL.

Development and approval

Find out about the research, planning, and consultation that have led to PASL.


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PASL for instructors

Everything you need to know about implementing PASL.

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PASL for students

How will PASL affect you as a student?


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Join us for Assessment for Learning Month!

Take part in a variety of facilitated events and self-access activities designed to support instructors with integrating assessment for learning into their assessment practices - throughout the month of May! Learn more.

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Podcast aims to shift the conversation on assessment and well-being

Get some inspiration on improving well-being with the Teach.Learn Share podcast. Learn more.

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Help to spread the word about PASL!

Find promotional resources including an infographic slide, a poster, and an email signature to share with students and colleagues. Learn more.




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New miniseries on assessment strategies!

Tune in to Teach.Learn.Share, the podcast that thoughtfully explores teaching and learning practices in higher ed. Join us over our next five-episode miniseries as we delve into creative, concrete, and transferable assessment strategies centered around assessment for learning.

What’s an assignment that really helped you learn?

Hear from students about the kinds of assignments they feel support their learning in this video series.

As part of this project, we surveyed students on their perceptions of learning and compiled assessment strategies for instructors.

Blog posts

Teach.Learn.Share: Assessment for learning and well-being

Our new podcast will feature blog articles to accompany each episode. Find more information, access a list of references, and listen in directly from our blog. Access Teach.Learn.Share articles.

New policy opens the way for new approach to assessment

An interview with the (former) Associate Dean of Students and the Director of TLS, who discuss the motivation and process for developing PASL, and some of its key points. Read more.

Re-designing a course with equity in mind

Professor Julie Cumming shares teaching and assessment strategies that promote equity while supporting students’ learning. Read more.

How can assessment be used to promote student well-being?

A summary of a discussion of the Assessment and Feedback Group, exploring assessment and feedback strategies that can improve student wellness and well-being. Read more.


► More blog posts on assessment for learning

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