Assessment in the Modern Age: Challenges and Solutions

Assessment in the Modern Age: Challenges and Solutions

Mahmoud Emira (City & Guilds of London Institute, UK), Patrick Craven (City & Guilds of London Institute, UK), Sharon Frazer (City & Guilds of London Institute, UK) and Zeeshan Rahman (City & Guilds of London Institute, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0420-8.ch059

Abstract

This chapter aims to address assessment in the modern age in terms of its importance, challenges and solutions by examining the views of 1,423 users at UK test centres following their recent experience of using two systems which employ computer-based assessment (CBA) and computer-assisted assessment (CAA). Generally speaking, based on the research, which informs the findings presented in this chapter, both systems face similar challenges but there are challenges which are specific to the CAA system. Similarly, both systems may require common solutions to improve user's future experience, but there are solutions which are more relevant to the CAA system. The chapter concludes with a discussion around the UK apprenticeship and a case study of a pilot apprenticeship programme in which CBA and CAA are also integrated.
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Part 1: Background And Literature Review

This part, which is mainly a literature review, begins with a brief comparison between traditional and e-assessment. It then discusses e-assessment in much more detail in relation to its definition, importance, types, challenges and solutions to overcome these solutions.

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