What can e-assessment do for learning and teaching? Part 1 of a draft of current and emerging practice review by the e-Assessment Association expert panel


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This paper serves as part of a review by the e-Assessment Association (eAA) in its desire to make a positive contribution to the assessment arena. The eAA advocates that technology should serve education and seeks to build on research principles identified by, amongst others, the Assessment Reform Group (ARG) . In general, the eAA supports a more complex question structure for automated assessment than multiple choice or its variants permit, the effective deployment of fast and accurate feedback as students progress through a question and the efficient use of data generated during tests to enhance the whole experience. Pointers to successful deployment of e-assessment indicate a way forward for the efficient and effective delivery of automated assessment.