Blueprint for Computer-assisted Assessment

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
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The rapid development and integration of computer-assisted assessment (CAA) in mainstream post-compulsory educational institutions today make this an exciting and invaluable reference text. It provides a practical, research-based guide on a subject that is becoming increasingly important as educational assessment changes and grows.

The book addresses theory and practice, offering a comprehensive evaluation of many
key aspects of CAA such as:

* question and test design, scoring and analysis, and feedback and integration with other assessment methods
* the role of CAA in feedback processes
* wider use of technology to support and enhance assessment
* technical, operational and support issues.

The authors present a lucid,balanced analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of CAA. This text will appeal to all those involved in higher or further education who wish to model their CAA systems on the best practice available.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
ix
List of abbreviations
xi
Introduction
xiii
Computerassisted assessment
3
Contexts for CAA
10
Objective tests
19
Writing questions
29
Feedback
52
Operational technical and support issues
115
Evaluation
135
Conclusion
143
References
146
Example questions
159
Optical data capture CAA
171
Examination instructions and invigilators information
186
Example staff development programmes
194

Scoring and analysing objective tests
63
Constructing tests
83
Beyond objective testing
92
CAA technologies
102
Model for the implementation of screenbased assessment
196
Index
201
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Joanna Bull is Director of Eduology, who provide research and consultancy for businesses and educational institutions.

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