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eAA Conference Supporters, Surpass, identify eight trends in e-assessment following the recent event

eAA Conference Supporters, Surpass, identify eight trends in e-assessment following the recent event

International e-Assessment Conference Supporters, Surpass, recently identified eight trends affecting the assessment industry right now.

In their latest blog post (read full post here: Eight trends in e-assessment at EAA - Surpass, Powering Assessment) the team at Surpass reflected on their experiences at the recent conference, held at the Tower Hotel, London, UK on 21st and 22nd June 2022.

Some of the key points included recognition that the digital divide is real, that fairness counts, and that accessibility is important for fairness.

"The future of e-assessment was a recurring theme at this year’s E-Assessment Conference in June. Topics covered everything including examples of innovation, and from AI to the digital divide and barriers to the wider rollout of on-screen testing." writes the team.

"1. Covid has accelerated change

The pandemic’s challenges have transformed assessment, and these changes mean that the move to on-screen assessment is now both “desirable and inevitable”. In his opening Keynote, Colin Hughes at AQA explained that students already feel this will happen, and there are many system-wide benefits in the longer term. But there are widespread worries about the speed of change.

“We need natural evolution, not revolution.”

Colin Hughes, CEO at AQA

One example of manageable change was Qualification Wales’s reimagining of GCSE digital technology, focusing on easy wins first."