Topic 1 Features of digital assessment tools

High-quality assessment content allows educators to match the type of assessment they give with the goals they hope to accomplish, and delivers accurate information that leads to deeper insight into students’ strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Whether you are looking to move away from paper-based exams, enter a new international market or ensure continuity through disruptive events, there are many benefits of digital assessment:

  • FLEXIBILITY. Having a variety of options in the kinds of assessments they can give allows educators to feel flexibility and choose the best format to meet their specific goals for each exam talking about intergenerational learning.
  • VALIDITY. To ensure the validity of test items, assessment content should be constructed using a rigorous, evidence-based design process that asks: How can students demonstrate this particular skill? And, how can a test item prove it?
  • RELIABILITY. Assessment forms and items should also be tested by researchers to ensure their reliability. That can be proven by methodical and thorough research and testing.
  • VARIETY. Different kinds of assessment questions serve different purposes. The key to eliciting meaningful information about students’ skills and abilities is to match the kinds of questions you are asking with the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) you are looking to measure—and having a wide variety of item types to choose from allows you to do this effectively.
  • INSIGHT. The whole purpose of formative assessment is to help educators become more effective by using the results to target and improve their instruction—and reports that provide key insights make this process easier.