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The State-of-the-art in digital technology-based assessment

O'Leary, Michael orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-6771-904X, Scully, Darina orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-6076-717X, Karakolidis, Anastasios orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-7460-7759 and Pitsia, Vasiliki orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-8172-0397 (2018) The State-of-the-art in digital technology-based assessment. European Journal of Education, 53 (2). pp. 160-175. ISSN 0141-8211

The role of digital technology in assessment has received a great deal of attention in recent years. Naturally, technology offers many practical benefits, such as increased efficiency with regard to the design, implementation and scoring of existing assessments. More importantly, it also has the potential to have profound, transformative effects on the field of assessment by facilitating the integration of formative activities with accountability requirements and broadening the range of abilities and the scope of constructs that can be assessed. This article provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art in digital technology-based assessment, with particular reference to advances in the automated scoring of constructed responses, the assessment of complex 21st century skills in large-scale assessments and innovations involving high fidelity virtual reality simulations. Key challenges with respect to each are highlighted before the extent to which digital technology is truly transforming assessment is considered.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Assessment; collaborative problem-solving; digital technology; machine scoring; 21st century skills; virtual reality simulations
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Institutes and Centres > Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE)
Official URL:https://doi-org.dcu.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/ejed.1227...
Copyright Information:© 2019 Wiley
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Prometric Inc– a test development , delivery and data management company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Until recently, the beneficial owner of Prometric was the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
ID Code:24447
Deposited On:12 May 2020 12:07 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 10:12

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