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New Group Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment announced

March 14th 2018

The University of Cambridge have announced the appointment of Saul Nassé as the new Group Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment. He succeeds Simon Lebus, who is stepping down after 15 years during which time the £413 million Group has grown into one of the world’s leading assessment and education services organisations. Saul has been the Chief Executive of the Cambridge Assessment English business for the last four years, accelerating its...

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Finalists announced for the 2018 International e-Assessment Awards

March 1st 2018

The e-Assessment Association is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for its international awards programme, The e-Assessment Awards. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on 18 April. The international e-Assessment Awards programme has been developed to highlight and celebrate the outstanding and positive contributions that technology makes to all forms of assessment, and will showcase the best practice, research and innovation in the sector. The Awards programme...

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Early engagement notice for Exams management software and service

March 1st 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is currently reviewing its exam delivery methods with a view to procuring a examinations system and service to manage a wide range of examination types (both digital and paper based) and to be delivered in a wide range of locations in the UK and globally. The key features that should be supported include: • Ability to support the administration and marking of digital and...

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Voting now open in the eAA elections

February 26th 2018

Please vote now for new Board Members The e-Assessment Association is a not-for-profit membership organisation governed voluntarily by a Board made up of both Corporate and Ordinary Members. We currently have FOUR positions available for Ordinary Members and have received nominations from ten members. Those successfully elected, will be committing to a three-year term - with quarterly Board meetings and an opportunity to actively support and promote the association, steer...

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Analysis: Should pupils be able use their own computers in the exam hall?

February 9th 2018

TES. 2nd February 2018 Will Hazell Should students be allowed to do exams on their own laptops and tablets? Or would it distort results and cause unfairness? When asked to picture public examinations, most people will imagine a cavernous hall, with students sat at rows and rows of desks beavering away at questions using pen and paper. But has pen and paper had its day – and should we be letting pupils do their exams on their own...

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NAPLAN: Robot marking of school tests scrapped by education ministers

January 30th 2018

Article source: ABC.net.au By national education reporter Natasha Robinson for ABC Updated Mon 29 Jan at 2:25am "A controversial move towards "robot marking" of NAPLAN tests has been scrapped, the Education Council has confirmed. Key points: "Automated essay scoring" will not be used for marking of NAPLAN writing scripts The national assessment authority ACARA had strongly argued for robot marking, insisting it was as reliable as humans A prominent US academic had called...

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