Blueprint for Computer-Assisted Assessment / Edition 1

Blueprint for Computer-Assisted Assessment / Edition 1

by Joanna Bull, Colleen McKenna
     
 

The rapid development and integration of computer-assisted assessment (CAA) in mainstream post-compulsory educational institutions today make this an exciting and invaluable reference text. It provides a practical, research-based guide on a subject that is becoming increasingly important as educational assessment changes and grows.

The book addresses theory and

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Overview

The rapid development and integration of computer-assisted assessment (CAA) in mainstream post-compulsory educational institutions today make this an exciting and invaluable reference text. It provides a practical, research-based guide on a subject that is becoming increasingly important as educational assessment changes and grows.

The book addresses theory and practice, offering a comprehensive evaluation of many
key aspects of CAA such as:

* question and test design, scoring and analysis, and feedback and integration with other assessment methods
* the role of CAA in feedback processes
* wider use of technology to support and enhance assessment
* technical, operational and support issues.

The authors present a lucid,balanced analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of CAA. This text will appeal to all those involved in higher or further education who wish to model their CAA systems on the best practice available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415287036
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/19/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
1Computer-assisted assessment1
2Contexts for CAA10
3Objective tests19
4Writing questions29
5Feedback52
6Scoring and analysing objective tests63
7Constructing tests83
8Beyond objective testing92
9CAA technologies102
10Operational, technical and support issues115
11Evaluation135
Conclusion143
References146
App. A: Example questions159
App. BOptical data-capture CAA171
App. CExamination instructions and invigilator's information186
App. DExample staff development programmes194
App. EModel for the implementation of screen-based assessment196
Index201

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