ERIC Number: EJ821509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
Implementation of Computer Assisted Assessment: Lessons from the Literature
Sim, Gavin; Holifield, Phil; Brown, Martin
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v12 n3 p215-229 Sep 2004
This paper draws attention to literature surrounding the subject of computer-assisted assessment (CAA). A brief overview of traditional methods of assessment is presented, highlighting areas of concern in existing techniques. CAA is then defined, and instances of its introduction in various educational spheres are identified, with the main focus of the paper concerning the implementation of CAA. Through referenced articles, evidence is offered to inform practitioners, and direct further research into CAA from a technological and pedagogical perspective. This includes issues relating to interoperability of questions, security, test construction and testing higher cognitive skills. The paper concludes by suggesting that an institutional strategy for CAA coupled with staff development in test construction for a CAA environment can increase the chances of successful implementation.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, Program Implementation, Educational Strategies, Professional Development, Test Construction, Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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