the e-Assessment Association

Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility

Key areas of responsibility within e-testing and e-portfolios contexts will vary. Responsibility for e-assessment may be taken forward by one individual or indeed by different people depending on the resources available.

These key areas of responsibility for managing and delivering e-assessment include the development and support of organisational strategies (role of senior management). An Ofqual e-strategy template has been designed to assist organisations in the development of their e-assessment strategy. The template takes the form of key questions, allowing you to record your answers and any action plans required.

Other responsibilities may include the implementation of strategies (co-ordinator/operational management role); the delivery of e-assessment (assessors, teachers, etc); supporting systems and processes (administration/technical support roles).

Organising for e-assessment

Organisations wishing to implement e-assessment need to consider an approach which is most suited to the type and scale of e-assessment they propose to implement, whether it be e-testing and/or e-portfolios. This includes the role of staff available to the organisation for e-assessment purposes.

Staffing options may include one dedicated e-assessment person per centre, dividing responsibility for
e-assessment between a number of staff or developing staff e-assessment skills.

e-Testing

A matrix has been developed setting out the roles and responsibilities for e-testing. It details the responsibilities inherent within each role, indicating the type and scale of activity to be undertaken, regardless of whether these are covered by one or more than one person within the organisation. The roles and responsibilities are reflected in the design and content of the relevant LLUK approved units for people involved in the delivery of
e-assessment.

e-Portfolio

A key success factor for introducing e-portfolios has been the committment from staff. The process will involve the development of new skills and practices as well as being able to support their learners in using technology effectively.Specific training will need to put in place with full commitment from the awarding body.

Generic Skills

There are some basic skills and knowledge which those involved in e-assessment should have. These include:

  – A general understanding of the principles of e-assessment
– The issue of security
– Knowledge of e-assessment system being used.
– Awareness of possible malpractice
– Legislation and relevant codes of practice
– Awarding Body regulations

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