Formative Assessment report out now
New report says formative assessment is critical to improving the quality of education globally
The report from HundrED.org in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation summarises the trends and benefits of formative assessment and introduces 14 solutions currently working to support teaching and learning through formative assessment.
The report is accompanied by a webinar scheduled for June 28th, at 15:00 EEST.
Take part in our Remote Proctoring Survey
We want to hear your views!
In advance of the International e-Assessment Conference, the e-Assessment Association want to understand your experience of managing, implementing and procuring remote proctoring / invigilation.
We would very much appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey and let us know how remote proctoring is being used now and how you plan to use it in the future.
The findings will be presented at our June conference.
Recently updated: the eAA Special Interest Group in Mathematics
The e-Assessment Association’s Special Interest Group in Mathematics was initiated in 2016, and launched in 2017, by a handful of mathematicians with expertise in e-assessment.
The page has recently been updated, so take another look if you’ve not visited it for a while.
We welcome your non-commercial content on this page, please email Karen: [email protected]
Inspera Live: Digital Assessment in Higher Education
This May, Inspera are excited to introduce a series of in-person events across the UK.
In collaboration with their university partners, Inspera will be holding mornings of talks, demonstrations and networking. These free events are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about digital assessment in higher education.
Join them at Newcastle University on May 5th, TechSpace Shoreditch on May 13th, Leeds Beckett University on May 25th and Bath University or online on May 30th.
For details of individual events, please click the relevant link above. For an overview, please see here
Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK select Surpass and the BTL Online Invigilation service to deliver MRCP(UK) written exams
BTL Group Ltd. are delighted to welcome the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK to the Surpass Assessment Management service, assisting with the creation and delivery of on-screen examinations.
The Surpass Assessment Management service was introduced by BTL in 2020 to support organizations with the administrative tasks required to securely deliver assessments onscreen, such as paper to onscreen test conversion, candidate exam registration, and the generation of results and test performance reports. BTL will deliver the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations for the Federation, via Online Invigilation with live proctors.
The Federation develops and delivers postgraduate medical examinations on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians, London (RCP).
The Surpass platform will be used to deliver four diets of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations, taken by doctors who have gained a minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience. These examinations, consisting of two three-hour papers, are part of a program of assessment for UK trainee doctors; passing these is a requirement to enter higher training in an internal medicine specialty.
For physicians in the UK and globally, the three Royal Colleges of Physicians provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities. They represent more than 50,000 doctors worldwide and support education, training and assessment for the benefit of patients.
“We are pleased to confirm our relationship with BTL to deliver MRCP(UK) online written examinations for doctors, enabling them to continue the important next steps in their career progression, despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected us all.”
Dr Gerrard Phillips, Executive Medical Director, Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK
“We’re very proud that following an evaluation of different solutions, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK have placed their trust in Surpass and our operational support teams to deliver this prestigious examination.”
Jim Crawford, Chief Commercial Officer and Company Director at BTL
About the Federation
The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, based in the UK and with international reach, is a collaboration between the three UK royal colleges of physicians: the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal Colleges of Physicians, London (RCP).
Collectively, they represent more than 50,000 physicians worldwide. For physicians in the UK and globally, the colleges provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities.
The Federation develops and delivers services to support doctors at every stage of their careers, including:
- Continuing professional development (CPD)
- Examinations (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK – MRCP(UK))
- Training (Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board – JRCPTB)
This news story originally appeared on the Surpass website
eAA Board Member authors “Apples and Oranges”- a book on diversity and inclusion
This book is a practical take on implementing an impactful diversity and inclusion culture throughout organizations and in personal life. The book opens out various elements of cognitive diversity and total inclusion and provides a framework to implement it. It also has multiple worksheets that acts to help you reflect and self evaluate where you are today so that appropriate steps can be taken towards this journey that can prove to be revolutionary for your organization.
“Apples & Oranges is book i co-authored with Dr.Varsha Sreevatsa, a knowledgeable I/O psychologist, that features a slightly different but enhanced take on Diversity & Inclusion that is sustainable and likely to see easier business adoption.
One of the reasons I coauthored this book was to help corporates, organizations and individuals to take up the journey towards Diversity & Inclusion in a guided manner. In the area of assessments, there has been a great amount of discussion around the area of bias and adverse impact. From the perspective of Total Inclusion, it is important for assessment providers to ensure that the tools they develop and deploy are statistically proven to be unbiased and free of any adverse impact.
The other impact in line with what we discuss in the book is for assessment providers to develop tools that help individuals and organizations gauge their current standing on inclusion and its factors as well as diversity and its components”.