Honorary Professor Royce Sadler

Honorary Professor

Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation


D Royce Sadler is Senior Assessment Scholar in the Teaching and Educational Development Institute at The University of Queensland. His teaching and research interests are in the formative and summative assessment of student learning. Current work and recent publications have focused on assessment-related issues in higher education, particularly grading, academic achievement standards and the role of assessment in improving learning and professional competence. He is also Professor Emeritus in Higher Education, Griffith University.

Research Interests

  • assessment


  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • MLitt, University of New England
  • MLitt, University of New England
  • BEd, The University of Queensland
  • BSc Dip Ed, University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Royce Sadler, D. (2014). Learning from assessment events: the role of goal knowledge. In Carolin Kreber, Charles Anderson, Noel Entwhistle and Jan McArthur (Ed.), Advances and innovations in university assessment and feedback: a festchrift in honour of Professor Dai Hounsell (pp. 152-172) Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.

  • Sadler, D. Royce (2013). Making competent judgments of competence. In Sigrid Blömeke, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Christiane Kuhn and Judith Fege (Ed.), Modeling and measuring competencies in higher education: tasks and challenges (pp. 13-27) Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Royce Sadler, D. (2013). Opening up feedback: teaching learners to see. In Margaret Price, Stephen Merry, David Carless and Maddalena Taras (Ed.), Reconceptualising feedback in higher education: developing dialogue with students (pp. 54-63) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203522813

  • Sadler, D.R (2010). Assessment in higher education. In Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker and Barry McGaw (Ed.), International encyclopedia of education 3rd ed. (pp. 249-255) Oxford: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00336-5

  • Sadler, D. Royce (2009). Transforming holistic assessment and grading into a vehicle for complex learning. In Gordon Joughin (Ed.), Assessment, Learning and Judgement in Higher Education (pp. 45-63) Dordrech, Netherlands: Springer Science. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8905-3_4

  • Sadler, Royce (2002). Ah!...So that's 'quality'. In Schwartz, P. and Webb, G. (Ed.), Assessment: Case studies, experience and practice from higher education (pp. 130-136) London: Kogan Page.

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