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Winners of the 2022 International e-Assessment Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the sixth international e-Assessment Awards following the Awards Gala Dinner which took place during this year’s International e-Assessment Conference.

The e-Assessment Awards programme holds a unique and truly global position, sharing and celebrating the many excellent projects that demonstrate the value that technology can bring to high quality assessment, whether formative or summative, high or low stakes. These awards encompass all sectors of education from schools, through further and higher education to workplace training and professional exams.

Matt Wingfield, Chief Executive of the e-Assessment Association said, “Yet again we have been delighted to see the huge variety and high quality submissions for these awards, with entries from right around the globe, from Australia, India, Ireland, the Middle East, Europe, the UK and more. We are delighted to announce the 2022 winners in each category.”

Best International Implementation sponsored by TestReach

  • NEBOSH International Digital Assessments

Best Formative Assessment Project sponsored by Prodigy Learning

  • Nurture – Next-generation Feedback & Assessment

Best Summative Assessment Project sponsored by Certify Assessment Solutions

  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

Most Innovative Use of Technology in Assessment sponsored by Vretta

  • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) with ACER Signum – online Standard Setting application

Best Transformational Project sponsored by SQA

  • Excelsoft Technologies – Assessing and Certifying Home Care Aide Workers for Geriatric Care

Best Research sponsored by RM

  • Examity, Inc with Remote proctoring: 6 common test-taker challenges

Best Workplace or Talent Assessment Project sponsored by City & Guilds

  • The Cabinet Office and Talogy/PSI with The CSJT: A multimedia assessment delivering ambitious inclusivity and efficiency goals with the Civil Service

New Award for 2022: Best Practitioner of the Year Award – Individual Award sponsored by ACER

  • Steve Dew, Headteacher, Church Cowley St James Primary School, Oxford

New Award for 2022: Best Practitioner of the Year Award – Team Award sponsored by ACER

  • TÜV Rheinland’s Global Personnel Certification Team

Lifetime Contribution Award sponsored by Prometric

  • Dr Graham Orpwood

Professor Bob Harrison, Chair of the Judges said, “Yet again it has been an enormous privilege and a tremendous source of inspiration to see how collaboration between educators, assessment bodies, technologists and commercial interests have worked together, despite the challenges of the pandemic. These awards demonstrate the capacity and capability within the world of e-assessment to use technology to improve the assessment process and make it more accessible, reliable, valid, relevant, and cost effective.”

Matt Wingfield concludes, “What has really stood out this year is the scale of deployment, with many of the finalists successfully delivering assessment solutions to hundreds of thousands of students, in some cases simultaneously across multiple rural and urban locations.

“A common thread that has run through many of the submissions has been how technology provided increased levels of contingency in assessment delivery through the pandemic. In many cases, this crisis acted as a catalyst for change, accelerating the adoption of technology-based assessment where there has been previous resistance to such change.”

 

2022 International e-Assessment Conference – potential travel disruption on Tuesday 21st June

We are aware that there is a proposed rail strike planned for Tuesday 21st June which will affect mainline trains and London Underground which may cause disruption for people planning to travel to the Conference on Tuesday 21st June.

In addition to the strike on 21st June, there may also be delays on 22nd June due to the knock on effect of the strike. If you are planning to attend the conference please allow extra time for your journey.

Mainline trains and London Underground will be affected but buses, the DLR, London Overground, trams and taxis will be running as usual.

Please see the Travel page on the Conference website for information on getting to the event which includes links to websites to help you plan your journey.

Best Summative Assessment Project Award – 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase Podcast

This episode in the series provides more information about the Best Summative Assessment Project Award finalists for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards along with a discussion between Paul Muir of the British Council and the host, Matt Wingfield of the eAA, regarding the importance of using technology for summative assessment and the benefits it can bring.

Finalists:

  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
  • Prodigy Learning with DOTS on Skillify – online standardised assessments national roll-out in Ireland
  • ·University of Jeddah

Sponsored by
Certify Assessment Solutions & British Council

Register for the conference and awards here: https://www.e-assessment.com/conference

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Best Formative Assessment Project Award – 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase Podcast

This episode provides more information about the Best Formative Assessment Project Award finalists for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards and a discussion between Paul Muir of the British Council and the host, Matt Wingfield of the eAA, regarding the importance of using technology for formative assessment and the benefits it can bring.

Register for the conference and awards here: www.e-assessment.com/conference

Finalists:

  • ACCA and TestReach with the ACCA CBE Practice Platform
  • Nurture– Next-generation Feedback & Assessment
  • University of Derby and Vretta Inc with Elevate My Maths

Sponsored by
Prodigy Learning & British Council

Register for the conference and awards here: https://www.e-assessment.com/conference

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The Future of Innovation in Learning

Today’s job market continues to hold some of the greatest opportunities we’ve seen for workers in decades. In this article Prometric, Sponsors of the Lifetime Contribution Award in the 2022 International e-Assessment Awards, discuss the future of Innovation in Learning.

In March 2022 alone, the United States saw the addition of 431,000 jobs, marking the 11th straight month of adding at least 400,000 new roles.i  However, with growing market demand, 87% of employers are experiencing challenges finding qualified talent.ii This deficit in skills allows candidates, whether newly graduated or job changers, the opportunity to convert passions into careers through enhancing their skillsets. In addition, it’s important to consider how the lack of qualified job candidates is plaguing organizations. Since 2000, 52% of Fortune 500 companies are gone,iii making it clear that innovating with the times is key to sustainable business growth. Failing to adapt to market changes can lead to falling behind a quickly evolving technology-driven landscape and, ultimately, losing out to more innovative, rapidly emerging organizations. This proves the need to keep skills current and relevant, for both personal and business growth, has never been more important. In turn, this leaves credentialing organizations the opportunity to not only provide valued credentials but to help shape the future job market.

Regardless of specific field or industry, this prime opportunity for enhancing candidate skillsets can be greatly accelerated by advances in technology. Innovations in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics have begun to shift the way we develop and deliver examinations to provide a more personalized learning experience for candidates. Advances around Adaptive Learning provide greater opportunity to build tailored learning paths for candidates by presenting the right materials at the right time in a way that can best assimilate learning, garner new skills faster, and retain knowledge longer. While this may seem like the perfect recipe to help close the skills gap and talent shortage, it also means that employers are placing greater emphasis on the value of certifications. Now more than ever, candidates and employers alike are relying on test providers to maintain stringent standards that uphold the value of their credentials. For credentialing organizations, this means it’s time to shine.

While it’s no surprise that maintaining the accuracy and validity of assessments is crucial and a top priority for many organizations, it can also prove to be an ongoing challenge. In order to be a valued resource in these pivotal times, technological advancements and willingness to adapt is a must. AI tools and techniques such as Linear on the Fly Testing (LOFT), facial recognition, keystroke detection, etc., when used correctly, can prove to be valued resources that provide additional layers of exam security. While such tools have been utilized by many programs for some time, ongoing advances in technology, continue to enhance and evolve measures credentialing organizations can implement to stay current and relevant. Evolving capabilities such as eye or head movement detection, identifying changes in lighting on faces or eyeglasses, and prohibited device exposure are just a few of the evolving tactics credentialing organizations can leverage to provide enhanced security measures. By staying ahead of these new and emerging capabilities, testing programs are able to uphold the highest of standards, while proving consistent and credible value to employers and candidates in order to fuel a more qualified workforce.

Here at Prometric, we are proud to leverage our 30+ years of industry experience to empower credentialing organizations and their candidates to reach their full potential. Our mission is to reshape the way we develop, assess, and maintain each assessment program through forward-looking innovations of all types. We also passionately believe in rewarding dedication and commitment from those within the industry who share this common goal, which is why we are proud to sponsor this year’s e-Assessments Lifetime Contribution Award for the second year in a row. The winner of this award demonstrates their dedication to evolving trends that are paving the way for the latest innovations within the assessment industry, proving themselves to be a valuable asset to the industry as a whole during this pivotal period. By keeping an eye on forward-looking innovations, the assessment industry can assist in bridging the skills gap, while impacting the lives of job candidates globally, and helping to drive growth for many organizations looking to innovate for the future.

About Prometric

Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions to many of the world’s most recognized licensing and certification organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies.  We support more than 7 million test takers annually at our testing locations in more than 180 countries around the world.

Find out more about Prometric on the Prometric website.

Prometric is the sponsor of the Lifetime Contribution Award in the 2022 International e-Assessment Awards.

Learn more about the Lifetime Contribution Award here.

i March’s jobs report from the Labor Department signals economic growth despite surging inflation (forbes.com)

ii Educating Versus Hiring: Guess Who Wins The Race? (forbes.com)

iii When Digital Disruption Strikes: How Can Incumbents Respond?

Best Workplace or Talent Project Award – 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase Podcast

This episode provides more information about the Best Workplace or Talent Project Award finalist for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards along with an interview between eAA Board Member, Graham Hudson, and Patrick Craven from City and Guilds.

The host is Matt Wingfield, CEO to the eAA.

Sponsored by
City & Guilds & British Council

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