Synthesis Report onAssessment and Feedback with Technology Enhancement (SRAFTE)

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Presentation of key findings from Synthesis Report on Assessment and Feedback with Technology Enhancement (SRAFTE) project conducted for the HEA by University of Southampton and The Open University.

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Synthesis Report onAssessment and Feedback with Technology Enhancement (SRAFTE)

  1. 1. Synthesis Report on Assessment & Feedback with Technology Enhancement (SRAFTE) HEA Funded Project with Lester Gilbert and Veronica Gale from University of Southampton Denise Whitelock IET [email_address] DMW_24 May 2011
  2. 2. Project Overview <ul><li>Elicit which evidence based references on e-assessment feedback with technology enhancement are most useful to practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesise main issues </li></ul><ul><li>Signpost original documents </li></ul><ul><li>142 references obtained, 124 accessible </li></ul><ul><li>67.7% peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>28.2% quantitative data </li></ul><ul><li>Majority student tutor reaction </li></ul>DMW_24 May 2011
  3. 3. Key Findings <ul><li>Effective regular testing improves test performance (JISC 2008) effect size 0.34-0.46 (Black, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare students for assessment by practicing with technology (Shepherd et al, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Use reports to check validity and reliability of questions (McKenzie & Bull, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>More advanced question types evident (Whitelock & Watt, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated marking more reliable than human marking (Lee & Weerakoon, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment for Learning achieved with constructive feedback (Beaumont et al, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Principles audio feedback (Middleton & Nortcliffe, 2010) </li></ul>DMW_24 May 2011
  4. 4. Impact & Implications <ul><li>Resource that facilitates answers to key questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I do it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What evidence can I use to convince stakeholders? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback can improve assessment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Offer ways to improve NSS Benchmark on Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of well designed evaluations </li></ul>DMW_24 May 2011

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