Many Eyes Process

The Many Eyes Process encourages active participation throughout the evaluation process

All evaluated tasks go through the Many Eyes Process. This process has been developed to ensure that we are able to consistently assess every team and individual students, even though they are working on very different projects and are producing a very different set of deliverables. The Many Eyes Process provides the feedback required in the Action Learning Cycle.

In summary, the Many Eyes Process comprises three stages:

  1. Collection of feedback through Tag Reports from students (self evaluation), peers, tutors, clients and examiners
  2. Evaluation and reflection on the feedback quality through Quality Control performed by the person completing the review
  3. Careful consideration of data from all sources to determine a final mark

This process is used for the evaluation of project work where there is one or more stakeholders involved.

Inputs and Outputs

The Audit processes takes the Project Work as input and, through a team-led quality control process, provides valuable formative feedback on the groups project.

The Tag Reports are made up of a quantitative evaluation of project quality, as well as constructive and actionable feedback as a result of careful and considered interaction with the work. Each are used differently from here: the feedback is used by the team to improve their project, and by the examiners as input to evaluate the quality of work.

Many Eyes Process Block diagram of the Many Eyes Process

Marking Process

The Many Eyes Process is used as input into the final determination of a grade for each audit assessment event.

The above process generates inputs, that are then considered individually by the examiners on a case-by-case basis, involving the review of comments, relative performance and—if necessary—a convener tag report.

Tutors are encouraged to provide an indicative team mark in the confidential comments, and examiners refer to that also when making a final determination. Where there are large deviations in terms of stakeholders evaluations, this is investigated.

The Tag Report and **Team Member Contribution use a similar process.

General Expectations against Grades

The following table provides a guide to what we expect to see at each grade level.

Grade Expectations
High Distiction Work of exceptional quality, which demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, mastery of relevant skills, sophisticated or original analysis, design and implementation, and outstanding quality in clarity, precision and presentation of work. Delivers value that significantly exceeds the expectations of the client or target market.
Distinction Work of superior quality, which demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, proficiency in relevant skills, and analytical, design and implementation ability of a high order. Delivers value that exceeds the expectations of the client or target market.
Credit Work of good quality, which displays a good understanding of the subject matter and a sound grasp of relevant skills. Delivers value that meets the expectations of the client or target market.
Pass Work of satisfactory quality, which displays an adequate understanding of most of the subject matter and a sufficient grasp of relevant skills
Fail Work which is incomplete or displays an inadequate understanding of the subject matter or an inadequate grasp of relevant skills.
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