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Building A Formative Assessment System That is Easy To Adopt Yet Supports Long-Term Improvement: A Review of the Literature and Design Recommendations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ellis SolaimanORCiD, Martin Smith



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Formative assessment has been shown to be an effective teaching tool, yet is infrequently used in practice. With the intent of building a formative e-assessment platform, we examine research on formative practices and supporting computer-based systems with a focus on: institutional barriers to adoption of previous systems; senses in which students and teachers can improve their practices across varying timescales; and collectible data (self-reported or otherwise) necessary or advantageous in supporting these processes. From this research we identify the minimal set of data which adequately supports these processes of improvement, arrive at a set of requirements and recommendations for an innovative system which collects, processes, and presents this data appropriately, and from these requirements design the architecture of an extensible electronic formative assessment system which balances the need for complex long-term analytics with that of accessibility.

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Author(s): Solaiman E, Barney J, Smith M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education CSEDU

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 442-449

Online publication date: 23/04/2017

Acceptance date: 14/02/2017

Date deposited: 05/05/2017

Publisher: SciTePress


DOI: 10.5220/0006339404420449

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789897582394