Innovative international eAssessments at the completion of the IB’s Middle Years Programme (11-16 years).

Innovative international eAssessments at the completion of the IB’s Middle Years Programme (11-16 years).

  • Version 1.0.0
  • Download 3
  • File Size 748.38 KB
  • File Count 1
  • Create Date August 2, 2018
  • Last Updated August 2, 2018

Innovative international eAssessments at the completion of the IB’s Middle Years Programme (11-16 years).

Young adults and students of high school age in developed countries currently have unrestricted access to internet and the vast majority type more often than they write. However exam models have been slow to change: many models depend heavily on writing skills under timed conditions, with negative effects on student performance, especially when the students are asked to write long hand. The IB is developing an onscreen examination interface for its Middle Years Programme (MYP) that will change the way students are assessed with little backwash on teaching. This paper presents an initial user perception trial of the first generation of the online eAssessment. Thirty students aged 11 to 16 participated. Initial reactions of students and teachers are positive and constructive with specific feedback being utilized in the 2nd generation of the online eAssessment package. While the eAssessment will provide the sole pathway to the MYP certificate, the IB will be keeping multiple assessment models in place in the Diploma Programme to accommodate the still existing digital divide that prevents a complete transfer to eAssessment within the next decade. ,Key words: Computer Assisted Assessment, Perceived Ease of Use, Interface Design

Attached Files

FileAction
paper_5bc3004.pdfDownload 
Menu
X