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.
1. Computer-assisted Assessment 2. CAA in Context 3. Objective Tests 4. Writing Questions 5. Feedback for Formative CAA 6. Scoring and Analysing Objective Tests 7. Constructing Tests 8. Beyond Objective Testing 9. CAA Technologies 10. Operational, Technical and Support Issues 11. Evaluation.
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