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Reality vs. Myth: What you need to know now about Remote Invigilation

June 4th 2018 Tags: ,

By Louella Morton, Executive Director, TestReach I was recently at an assessment event and in one of the sessions the speaker authoritatively told the audience that you need a minimum internet connection speed of 5Mb per second to take a remotely invigilated exam. As the provider of a remote invigilation solution, we run thousands of exams delivered by remote invigilation (RI) and our standard recommendation for candidates is a minimum...

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Improving Education – Standardised assessments for schools

May 18th 2018

First Published: 22 Sep 2017 on gov.scot Scotland "Standardised assessments will help empower schools to tackle the attainment gap and drive improvements in education, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said. Online assessments, which have been available since 24 August, help teachers judge how well children are doing in reading, writing and numeracy and plan next steps in their learning. Speaking at an international education improvement conference in Glasgow, Mr Swinney confirmed...

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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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