Schools and colleges in Northern Ireland are currently using e-assessment arrangements with a range of general and vocational qualifications. The use of e-assessment has been increasing over the last number of years as more qualifications provide opportunities for its use. In general centres have reacted positively to this development within qualifications.
CCEA Accreditation is working with colleagues in Scotland (Scottish Qualification Authority) and the Welsh Government (WG) to investigate issues of readiness within centres for the use of e-assessment. To support development we are carrying out a survey of centre capacity, including school and practitioner readiness. The outcomes of the survey will inform our future work in this area.
A questionnaire aimed at all levels of staff in schools and colleges will be available on our website from 18th November for a period of eight weeks. A link to the questionnaire can be found at www.ccea.org.uk/accreditation. I would encourage you and other members of school staff to participate in this survey. I would stress that responses will be treated in confidence and our final questionnaire report will not refer to individual schools or colleges. There is an opportunity to volunteer for a case study at the end of the questionnaire.
Benefits to respondents
- Participation will help influence future developments in e-Assessment;
- Participation may help identify issues related to e-Assessment in your own school/college; and
- Your school/college may also wish to volunteer for a case study that will raise the profile of your own e-Assessment programme both inside and outside of your school/college.
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