Best Formative Assessment Project

The e-Assessment Awards seek to showcase excellence in technology-enabled assessment. The independent judging panel for the Best Formative Assessment Project will select the finalists from all the entries , based solely on the information provided in the application form. Please do read through the scope and criteria carefully.

Awards23 Categories formative


This award seeks to acknowledge an assessment project or solution which brings clearly identifiable benefits to formative assessment in a specific field(s). Whilst we do accept entries from companies producing e-assessment solutions, we expect every entry to focus on a specific case study or project and recommend that an entry is submitted in collaboration with an end-user.

To clarify, applications for this award need not be made by a supplier, but supplier-led nominations will be considered with equal merit. Each application must include details of at least one case study, which showcases use within a specific institution.

There are no restrictions on the nature of formative assessment solutions which can be entered for this category, beyond the requirement that they must already be in use. This award covers both assessments and assessment systems for any age range, which can focus on any subject matter, covering both academic and vocational subjects.


Submissions will be judged according to how well they meet each of the six criteria below (max 300 words per criteria). We also request a brief overview, or executive summary for the judging panel (max 200 words).

Please do not submit any additional information, such as links to websites; this information will not be considered in initial shortlisting. Each submission will be considered on individual merit.

  1. Challenge / Need: Has the formative assessment solution been developed to address a clearly identified need? What is this need? How has the need been addressed?
  2. Implementation: Is there evidence of a successful implementation strategy, including alignment with organisational goals, engagement with key stakeholders, marketing, piloting, support and evaluation?
  3. Specific Achievements: Please provide details of the specific achievements, or benefits delivered by the solution to date. For example: Improved user performance, cost savings, time savings.
  4. Innovation: How is this project or solution distinctive and innovative? What does this solution or project offer that is different to any comparable products, or uses in the local market, or sector?
  5. Accessibility: Describe how your project meets or exceeds the accessibility requirements or guidelines for your sector and/or location(s). What steps have been taken to ensure the assessments are fair and accessible for the test taker, and what measures, if any, have been taken to ensure accessibility for test administrators?
  6. Reliability and Scalability: How robust / reliable is the assessment delivery system? Is it scalable and what are the challenges to overcome to meet this requirement?