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ICYMI: Schools test readiness for NAPLAN Online

August 9th 2017

Article published by ACARA 28 July 2017 "In August and September, schools around the country will have an opportunity to assess their readiness to move to NAPLAN Online in 2018. The school readiness test aims to ensure each school is prepared to undertake NAPLAN Online and has sufficient bandwidth and wireless connectivity. The test will give state and territory education authorities valuable feedback about the extent of school readiness to undertake...

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15 NZQA exams to be trialled online this year

July 26th 2017

Published by NZ Herald_26 Jul, 2017 NEW ZEALAND "Fifteen subjects will now be available to do trial exams online as NZQA continues with its plan to have all exams online by 2020 . While the trials don't count towards a student's NCEA result, it provided good practice for schools and students as it nears the introduction of all exams being done digitally in three years' time. However, some digital trials...

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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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Yardstick Testing and Training acquires Assessment Strategies Inc.

July 10th 2017

Creating  a 100% Canadian-owned leader in the  rapidly expanding global  education-technology sector. Yardstick Testing and Training, one of Canada’s fastest growing and industry leading educational technology companies, have announced that they have acquired 100% of the shares of Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI) from the Canadian Nurses Association. The transaction consolidates the two most advanced testing companies in Canada today. Combined, they form a Canadian testing solution capable of competing and...

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Learndirect : One in ten staff could face redundancy at nation’s largest provider

June 29th 2017

FE Week - Jun 28,2017 The nation’s largest training provider is consulting on a new wave of redundancies – with its chief executive admitting around one in 10 staff could be affected. Learndirect employees were told the devastating news yesterday. It is understood that hundreds of for example sales and operational staff working on apprenticeships, employment related services, European Social Fund, and adult education contracts could be affected. When asked...

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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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