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The future is formative: exploring assessment in higher education

February 16th 2022

Ahead by BETT interview eAA Chief Executive Matt Wingfield on his thoughts on the evolving nature of assessment within Higher Education Matt will be speaking at Ahead by Bett on Friday 25 March, where he’ll be presenting alongside Purdue University on the use of adaptive comparative judgement to boost student learning. In advance of the show, they sat down with Matt to quiz him on the future of assessment in...

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Awards entry deadline extended to 23rd February (midnight GMT)

February 2nd 2022

The Award Categories have been updated for 2022 and allow individuals and teams, practitioners and suppliers to showcase how they have used technology to improve assessment. New for 2022 is the Best Practitioner of the Year Award, which acknowledges an individual or team who have made a real difference to their students thanks to their outstanding use of e-assessment in the last year.

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eAA Sponsor AlphaPlus has been acquired by AQA, the UK’s leading assessment organisation.

January 28th 2022

AlphaPlus acquisition – press release AQA is the UK’s biggest exam board, setting and marking around half the GCSEs and A-levels taken in England each year. It is a world leader in assessment, with a cutting-edge research department focusing on advancing assessment and a joint venture with Oxford University Press – OxfordAQA – offering qualifications internationally. This acquisition will allow AlphaPlus to pass on the benefits of AQA’s considerable assessment,...

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Caribbean Examinations Council selects Surpass platform

January 20th 2022

West Yorkshire, January 2022 – BTL Group Ltd. is delighted to announce that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®), the premier assessment board across the Caribbean region, has selected the Surpass assessment platform to digitally transform its end-to-end examinations process as part of its commitment to shape the future of education and assessment within the region. CXC® oversees assessments in schools across 21 Caribbean countries, often contending with the challenges of...

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Online GCSE tests piloted by major exam board

January 6th 2022

AQA to pilot smart assessment technology that adjusts the difficulty of questions in response to students' answers Original article by Matilda Martin appeared on tes.com Thousands of students will be taking online tests in GCSE English, maths and science this year as part of a major new pilot launched by the AQA exam board. Up to 2,500 students from 100 schools and colleges will take part in the online GCSE...

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BTL invests significantly in jobs and growth with £10m this year

November 30th 2021

BTL Group Ltd., the Yorkshire-based provider of onscreen assessment platform, Surpass, has announced a £10 million investment into its products and services to further support its rapid growth both in the UK and overseas markets.

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