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Publication details for Prof Jim Ridgway

J. Ridgway, S. McCusker & D. Pead (2004). Literature Review of E-assessment. Bristol: Futurelab.

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Abstract

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.

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Notes

Report number 10.