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
Yacapaca is designed to boost results across the school. Here’s how:
- Know what your students know with analytics
From question-by-question detail, through key concept analysis, per-topic progression through the Continue reading
The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second-best time is today.
I originally conceptualised Yacapaca as system that would be entirely teacher-controlled and teacher-led. That fits the market well, but I have always had a nagging Continue reading