The final assessment of a semester takes place in the integral assessment by the artistic director, the core team, the study supervisor and the teachers of that semester.
In the integral assessment, an intersubjective joint assessment is established, because all individual subjects and assignments are discussed cross-curricular in a team of lecturers. It is an evaluation of the continuous learning process that the student goes through. Involvement, attitude to work, development and learning capacity are important elements and form the basis for the development of competences. The competences and criteria that must be developed in that semester are discussed with the student. Aimed at stimulating the development of the student in the light of the competences of the study programme. Aimed at the development of the student and in the light of their personal vision and ambitions.
All individual assessments per subject are collected for the integral assessment by the artistic director, who acts as chairman during the meeting, so that there is an overview of the development of the student. The assessment of the final product is placed in the context of the student's development and their personal research.
The assessment committee does not award marks, but gives a descriptive assessment in the form of feedback, in which the growth of the student compared to the previous period is central. In the assessment meeting, the lecturers jointly assess whether the student's growth is sufficient or insufficient and therefore whether the semester has been passed. With a positive assessment, 20 credits (ECs) are awarded for participation and 10 ECs for growth and development. In addition, as a result of the assessment, the student receives advice about the next steps (feed forward). If necessary, the student can be given an extra assignment before the student receives ECs or credits.
A report is made of the integral assessment for each student, in which the agreements made in the form of personal learning objectives and points for attention are also included. In the next assessment, progress in achieving these individual learning goals plays an important role, after which adjustment takes place and the assessment cycle is repeated.