Best Transformational Project

The e-Assessment Awards seek to showcase excellence in technology-enabled assessment. The independent judging panel for the Best Transformational 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.

The International e-Assessment Awards

Scope

This award seeks to acknowledge projects where technology has positively and genuinely transformed assessment practices. Transformation may have been achieved through the adoption of new e-assessment solutions, or by the enhancement and further development of existing e-assessment practice.

We recognise that e-assessment is not always entirely formative or summative, and may not necessarily use the most innovative technology, but can bring about a genuine transformation to any organisation or institution, or part thereof.

We welcome applications where there has been a successful change to a process with demonstrable benefits, not necessarily associated with the use of a specific product; or where a new approach to implementation has seen a marked improvement in the assessment of skills and knowledge.

The project could have been for any scale and we welcome submissions from schools, colleges, employers, private training organisations, awarding organisations, corporates or Government departments.

We welcome applications supported by testimonials from learners, administrators and assessors in support of the application.

Criteria

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 assessment project been developed to address a clearly identified need? What is this need? How has the need been addressed? Please explain if you have adopted a new solution or if transformation has occured because of the enhancement, or further development of an existing solution.
  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. Scale and Complexity: What is the scale and complexity of the project? Did the project entail finding and working with new partners, or new software and/ or involve significant changes to an existing solution? Please note that the judges are looking to understand the project better, not judge it by its size.
  4. Transformation / Impact: How has the project transformed teaching and learning, or measuring performance? For example, does it signpost opportunities for learners / students and teachers to use the outcomes of assessments to structure future learning in a consistent way? What is it that the project achieved that made a difference to the users and the institution, organisation or assessment as a whole? Please provide evidence in support of your answer.
  5. Best Fit: In what way is this project the 'best fit'? In what way has the project proven to be the right solution for the right institution, organisation or assessment? What are the unique qualities of this project that have supported the transformation in assessment practice?
  6. Ease of Use and Accessibility: Is it easy for students and assessment administrators to use? Please provide details of features which support ease of use, for example screen layout and navigation, user guidance. Please provide details of how it supports accessibility for users with a wide range of needs, whether they are alternative formats, audio options, adjustable text size or, if relevant, where access to technology or the internet are limited or intermittent?