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New Assessment Expert Group reports on first meeting

July 19th 2017 Tags:

As reported in our July members newsletter, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) & AlphaPlus Consultancy have set up a new Assessment Expert Group. With their kind permission, we have reproduced the report from the first meeting. Thursday 29 June 2017 – Summary of outcomes What are the major issues, challenges and opportunities for the way we assess learners over the medium to long term future and what new and emerging approaches will be...

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Assessing pedagogy’s use of digital exams

June 1st 2017

Patrick Craven, director at City & Guilds and vice-chairman of The e-Assessment Association, reviews the potential benefits of technology-enhanced assessment Article first published in Education Investor, 04/05/2017  E-assessment can take many forms. Whether it’s a multiple-choice test, marking online scripts automatically or by a human grader, or the use of a digital portfolio for evidence-based assessment – its applications are diverse, constantly evolving and converging as assessment methodology and technologies...

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Why do 95% of companies make bad hires?

May 24th 2017

eAA Board Member Graham Hudson is a long-standing member of the educational assessment community, having worked in the sector for over 30 years.  Here he writes for Training Zone. 95% of organisations of all sizes admit to making bad hires every year, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 Talent Acquisition Study. Nothing seems to have changed since The Economist reported in 2006 that finding the right people is ‘the single...

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The global nature of e-assessment, by Patrick Coates

May 4th 2017

Published in Training Journal. Tired of all that paper? Turn to e-assessments, says Patrick Coates. Technology is all around us; it’s an integral part of our daily lives and of most professional sectors, yet when we think about assessment, pen and paper are often still the tools of choice. However, digital assessment can greatly improve the testing experience of both those being assessed, and those doing the marking. So, what are...

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Streamlining assessments and exams

April 28th 2017

Published in Tech and Learning, April 2017. By Patrick Coates, board member of The e-Assessment Association. Every year, students across the country spend the end of the summer term in their school’s gymnasium or assembly hall scribbling answers to exam questions on paper, and then, once they complete their exams, they have to wait two painstakingly long months before they receive the exam results. Yet surely there’s a less drawn-out...

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ATP Innovations in Testing 2017 – ‘leading the conversation’

March 31st 2017

by Tim Downie, Business Development Director, RM Results, and e-Assessment Association board member 'The most powerful tool in entertainment and business is a great story' Master storyteller Matthew Luhn’s keynote address to the recent Association of Test Publishers 2017 conference in Scottsdale Arizona challenged 1,300 professionals to rethink the way in which we describe our businesses and organisations to engage and compel our audiences. It was an enthralling talk and...

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