the e-Assessment Association

Launching the People’s Choice Award

We re delighted to launch the 2022 People’s Choice Award.

As we approach the end of 2022, we take a look back at the 2022 International e-Assessment Award winners and invite you to vote for your favourite winning project. Whilst all of the projects are from different categories, they are all projects where technology was used to improve and enhance assessment.

These Awards seek to celebrate where the use of technology has enabled transformation, improved outcomes and enhanced learning and teaching.

Please visit our People’s Choice page where you can read each project summary and watch the short video presentation from each of the winners and vote for your favourite.

Entries close on 5th December 2022 and you will not be able to vote after that date.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by The British Council, will be announced at the e-Assessment Association’s End of Year Wrap-Up webinar on 7th December.

Dr Graham Orpwood Podcast

In this episode, we invite you to listen to Dr Graham Orpwood, winner of the e-Assessment Association’s Lifetime Contribution Award 2022, in conversation with Pilar Cloud, a member of the eAA.

Pilar is an experienced business and non-profit leader in the education technology sector, and agreed to meet with Graham to talk about his experiences of over fifty years working in education and assessment on both sides of the Atlantic.

Graham's interview takes us all over the world, starting with the captivating story of the Ontario College Math Test. Graham shares his thoughts on how assessment has evolved over the last 50 years, what he sees as the future, his thoughts on the eAA itself and the role it plays, as well as touching on our individual responsibility as members of the assessment community to play our part in spreading the word that "we need to move on from this fixation of the written examination that we still seem to live with."

This podcast is also available as a webinar - listen here

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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

Listen using the link below: