This guest post is by Jez Thompson, Strategic Lead IT at The Open Academy in Norwich
Jez blagged a free trial of our J276 OCR Computer Science Practice Exams in return for a promise to write up his experience.
After reading How we cracked the auto-marking of GCSE short-text responses I asked Yacapaca for a trial.
Our Year 11 learners were privileged to trial Yacapaca’s ‘short-text’ artificial intelligent question practice exam questions; feedback from our learners was incredibly Continue reading
I thought you might enjoy some of answers your student have been giving to the short-text questions in our J276 GCSE Practice Exam module.
Actually, I don’t know whose students these are. The students’ responses are completely anonymised when we see them. As the first results to each question come in, we analyse the performance of the auto-marking algorithm and tweak the scoring rubrics to improve performance. In the process, we discover that student humour is alive and well…
- Describe the features of RAM. (2)
It can breed with sheep, they are fluffy and have Continue reading
Following on from my rant about paper-based exams, Ty Goddard of EdTech UK asked me for some current examples of online assessment. Spoiled for choice! Although I could find no country that bases its end-of-school qualification entirely on an online process, there is a quite astonishing range of online solutions to different assessment problems. Here are just Continue reading
The ‘exam paper’ has been around for the last 14 centuries and it is still going strong. The way things are going, the exam-paper looks likely to outlast even the news-paper.
But it shouldn’t. Paper-based exams are a hideously-unreliable method of assessing competence. Here are some of the major reliability problems of Continue reading
If you want to deliver a traditional summative test, use Exam Mode.
Exam Mode excludes
- multiple attempts
- right or wrong notification after each question
- formative feedback after each question
but is otherwise Continue reading