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Literature review of e-assessment.

Ridgway, J. and McCusker, S. and Pead, D. (2004) 'Literature review of e-assessment.', Project Report. Futurelab, Bristol.


The purpose of this report is: • to assert the centrality of assessment in education systems • to identify ‘drivers’ of assessment, and their likely impact on assessment, and thence on education systems • to describe current, radical plans for increased use of high-stakes e-assessment in the UK • to describe and exemplify current uses of ICT in assessment • to explore the potential of new technologies for enhancing current assessment (and pedagogic) practices • to identify opportunities and to suggest ways forward • to ‘drip feed’ criteria for good assessment throughout (set out explicitly in an appendix). This report has been designed to: present key findings on research in assessment; describe current UK government plans, and likely future developments; provide links to interesting examples of e-assessment; offer speculations on possible future developments; and to stimulate a debate on the role of e-assessment in assessment, teaching, and learning.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information:Report number 10.
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Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:05 February 2007
Date of first online publication:2004
Date first made open access:24 June 2022

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