Computer-adaptive Testing (CAT) has actually been around since the 1970s but it is still little-known and less understood.
How CAT works
Any given CAT assessment is based on a large bank of questions of varying, but known, difficulty on a given topic. The first question is served at Continue reading
A pros and cons list for quiz authors. Continue reading
If you look in your gradebook for any given student set, you will see that all the results are reported in the grade scheme you chose for that set. It’s easy to take that for granted and not think about how it is achieved – at least I hope it is, because we have worked hard to make the enormous complexity of that task invisible to casual users.
Although teachers very rarely challenge the accuracy of Yacapaca results, I do occasionally get asked about their Continue reading
The Assignments List shows the progress of each assignment. This is a very useful feature, but also Continue reading
Neil Birkin from Frederick Gent school is our #14th-ranked author, and therefore a Bloke To Be Listened To. He wrote to me today and asked
Both myself and the kids that I teach love Continue reading