Research

Centre readiness for use of eAssessment

3-country e-Assessment live webinar

On 20th April 2016, the e-Assessment Research & Development (eA R&D) Forum hosted a unique, 3-country e-Assessment live webinar for teaching practitioners in the UK. The eA R&D Forum membership comprises regulators from Scotland (SQA), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA) as well as UK Awarding Bodies/Organisations that deliver qualifications in the UK.

This 25 minute live webinar featured:

  • examples of innovative practices illustrated by video case studies;
  • discussions on the research results for centre readiness for e-assessment and;
  • opportunities for guests to share their experiences on e-assessment.

The webinar was attended by teachers, lecturers and e-assessment developers from the three countries. During the webinar delegates responded to a number of live polls to express their views on issues around the use of e-assessment in their unique context.

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CCEA Accreditation, SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), Welsh Government (2014)

This report on Centre Readiness for e-Assessment across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, aims to investigate common issues for further discussion and consideration. The scope of this work was to look at the readiness of schools and colleges to undertake e-assessment opportunities for accredited qualifications for 14-19 year olds. The range of assessment methods included e-testing and e-portfolio. The report discusses: the e-assessment environment, including government policy and strategy; assessment conditions; desk research into the range and type of qualifications in use; and a review of the demand for e-assessment.

A primary research report on capacity in schools from Northern Ireland and Wales is also included in the appendix of this report. The conclusion of the paper calls for a co-ordinated effort from the variety of agencies, to further promote and encourage the development of e-assessment. Outcomes from this research will be used to inform regulatory advice and guidance for innovation within qualifications development.

Centre Readiness to use E-Assessment  1.2 MB - uploaded 12-01-2015

Use of e-Assessment in Controlled Assessment

Report by CCEA Accreditation, Welsh Government, AQA, CCEA and WJEC (2012)

The principal aim of this research was to understand the issues around using e Assessment (eA) in Controlled Assessment (CA) in the United Kingdom. We have used Action Based Research (ABR) methodology to identify any potential benefits to this assessment method with regard to lessening the perceived assessment burden for centres and learners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Findings show a more advanced state of readiness for AOs, and keenness to use eA and recommend its use to practitioners than found in the QCDA study in 2009. Availability of ICT resources is less of an issue and AOs are starting to realise cost benefits for the development and delivery of the assessment. It has been noted that many of the benefits are for the learner, but also for assessment of applied knowledge and skills that might not normally be available through traditional assessment methods.

For further information contact Roger Trigg at rtrigg@ccea.org.uk or on 07825146635.

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