Curriculum mapping and assessment blueprinting

Why map your curriculum?

One way to ensure that your assessment is doing what you want it to do, and is assessing the intended learning outcomes of your programme is to map your curriculum and then overlay (or blueprint) your assessment methods onto that map. This can initially be a time consuming process. However, once complete, your curriculum map will enable you to reduce repetition in content, highlight areas that are missing or under-taught from your curriculum and ensure that you are using a coherent assessment strategy that assesses the intended learning outcomes of each course and of the programme as a whole.

Key points

  • Curriculum mapping enables you to interrogate your curriculum as a whole.
  • Assessment blueprinting allows you to ensure all course and programme ILOs are being assessed.