Debriefing sessions

As soon as possible but no later than 20 working days after the written test, the examiner will give explanatory feedback. The examiner will provide information about the content of the written test and the correct answers/answer models in a debriefing session or via another approved medium (such as through Canvas). This offers students the opportunity to review the questions and assignments of the exam concerned, along with the answer models and criteria for assessment. The examiner sets the date, time and procedure of the debriefing session.  

Debriefing sessions provide information about the content of the written test and the correct model answers. They are an educational learning moment for students.

The debriefing session must be realistically managed, and the use of appropriate media (such as Canvas) is allowed. In view of a good preparation of the debriefing session, the exam questions and answers model(s) need to be posted as soon as possible after a written test and no later than five working days after the test took place. Although with exception upon the examiner's request, the Examination Board may grant the examiner an exemption from posting the exam question on Canvas in the event of important reasons. 


As soon as possible – or at the same debriefing session – but no later than twenty working days after the debriefing session, students will have the opportunity to peruse their own assessed exam. The perusal takes place in principle on the basis of a (digital) copy only. A paper copy may be charged at cost price. The examiner may determine that the perusal is only for students who registered for it and/or who have attended the debriefing session (applicable to non-digital perusals). The examiner sets the date, time, location and procedure of the perusal. In case of a digital perusal, the duration of the perusal opportunity spans a workday (eight hours). In case of a 100% multiple-choice test and the questions, answer key and multiple-choice answer forms are available to the student, the examiner is exempted from organizing the perusal.

Perusal is intended to allow students to peruse their own work and check if all their answers have been assessed and their scores correctly totalled. However, model answers and grading are not negotiable, unless there are obvious errors or mistakes.

Note: In the event that a student can demonstrate that the student was prevented from being present at the assigned location and time for the debriefing session or the perusal due to force majeure, at the request of the student an alternative opportunity will be offered, if possible, within the term mentioned above.

In general, a student does not have a right to have a test re-assessed. Debriefing sessions and perusals give students the opportunity to check whether the examiner made no obvious mistakes such as forgot to assess a part of the test or made an erroneous addition of the number of points given when assessing the (sub)questions. A difference of opinion about (the application of) the answer indication, for example the number of points awarded to one or more (sub)questions, is not regarded as an obvious error. Students must understand that a perusal is not a negotiation opportunity. The examiner is the professional. Therefore, regrading options should not be offered.