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Slf sqa - using e-assessment to support cf e - 100914

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  1. 2. <ul><li>Using eAssessment to </li></ul><ul><li>Support the </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives of </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence </li></ul>Martyn Ware Head of eAssessment and Learning Scottish Learning Festival, Wednesday 23 September 2010
  2. 3. Overview <ul><li>What is e-assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale for its use </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment under CfE – the Eight Key Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of e-assessment that support these ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Where next? </li></ul>
  3. 4. About SQA <ul><li>National awarding body </li></ul><ul><li>750 staff, £60m turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Offices in Glasgow and Dalkeith </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications for schools, colleges and training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Offer products and services across Scotland, the UK and internationally </li></ul>
  4. 5. What is e-assessment? <ul><li>‘… .the use of electronic media within the assessment process.’ </li></ul><ul><li>focus in particular on those aspects experienced by learners e.g. on-screen assessments and e-portfolios </li></ul>
  5. 6. Why e-assessment? <ul><li>Improving the assessment experience for teachers, learners and SQA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement and motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency with experience of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic marking and immediate, rich feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced quality assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing new things </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Purposes of assessment include….. <ul><li>Supporting learning </li></ul><ul><li>Helping to plan next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Informing learners and parents of their progress </li></ul><ul><li>Summarising achievements (including in qualifications) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring the education system and influencing future developments </li></ul><ul><li>From ‘a summary of building the curriculum 5 a framework for assessment’ </li></ul>
  7. 8. Assessment under CfE - The Eight Key Ideas <ul><li>Learner engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Variety in approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on breadth, challenge and application </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence from across the four contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Professional dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability, validity and proportionality </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting underpinned by CfE principles </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>From ‘a summary of building the curriculum 5 a framework </li></ul><ul><li>for assessment’ </li></ul>
  8. 9. Key Idea 1 <ul><li>‘ Learner engagement in assessment is crucial’ </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Open Assess </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sqasolar.org.uk/openassess </li></ul>
  9. 10. Key Idea 2 <ul><li>‘ Teachers need to use many approaches to assessment’ </li></ul><ul><li>Currently using e-assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools 53% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges 75% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested in using in future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools 78% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges 86% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: SQA customer research, August 2009 </li></ul>
  10. 11. Key Idea 3 <ul><li>‘ Assessment should focus on breadth, challenge and application’ </li></ul><ul><li>Webquest </li></ul><ul><li>‘ an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that students interact with comes from resources on the internet.’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.html , accessed 20 Sept 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>www.internet4classrooms.com/why_webquest.htm , accessed 20 Sept 2010 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Key Idea 4 <ul><li>‘ Evidence of learners’ progress can be gathered across the four contexts for learning’ </li></ul><ul><li>Deskspace e-portfolio for Skills for Work </li></ul><ul><li>www.sqadeskspace.org </li></ul>
  12. 13. Key Idea 5 <ul><li>‘ Professional dialogue is central to agreeing standards’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Understanding Standards Website </li></ul><ul><li>www.understandingstandards.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>SQA Academy </li></ul><ul><li>www.sqaacademy.org.uk </li></ul>
  13. 14. Key Idea 6 <ul><li>‘ Assessments should be reliable, valid and proportionate’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use of social software for assessment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/38247.2258.html </li></ul><ul><li>Games based assessment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/36537.2262.html </li></ul>
  14. 15. Key Idea 7 <ul><li>‘ Curriculum for Excellence principles should underpin reporting’ </li></ul><ul><li>Deskspace e-portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>www.sqadeskspace.org.uk </li></ul>
  15. 16. Key Idea 8 <ul><li>‘ Assessment needs to be quality assured’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fit for purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid and reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes account of national standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on breadth, challenge and application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes active learner engagement </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Where next…….? <ul><li>Further potential of games based approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing assessment materials through NAR </li></ul><ul><li>Using these approaches to challenge existing assessment thinking and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution of Glow Futures </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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