Entries are open for the e-Assessment Awards 2021, a showcase of best practice, research and innovation in testing and assessment.
It follows a year in which the pandemic has left computer-based assessments assuming an importance – and a profile – like never before.
“Now, more than ever, it would seem vital to share our sector’s knowledge and experience collectively as one strong voice and source of information,” said, Matt Wingfield, chairman of eAA, a not-for-profit membership association.
He also spoke of the need “to build approaches that not only help address the short-medium term challenges created by the pandemic, but that also provide insight and exemplars of a possible way forward, which more fully embraces technology to deliver learning and assessment approaches fit for the 21st century.”
2021 sees a refreshing of both categories and criteria, with awards set to be given for:
- Best workplace or talent assessment project
- Lifetime contribution
- Best formative assessment project
- Best summative assessment project
- Most innovative use of technology in assessment
- Best transformational project
- Best research
- Best international implementation
Submissions are invited from organisations worldwide, including test publishers, academic institutions, awarding organisations, and researchers and technology providers working within the sector.
“The last 12 months have undoubtedly been challenging, yet at the same time it has been a seminal period for the e-assessment industry as a whole,” said Kerry Williams, vice president, certification – EMEA & APAC at the event’s sponsors, PSI Services.
“The lockdown and social distancing measures that were implemented as a result of COVID-19 have driven major change in the industry, as organisations sought ways to continue to assess their test takers securely, safely and accurately.
“The industry has had to advance in terms of technology and delivery methodology far quicker than would otherwise have been the case, and although this has created challenges, we should all celebrate the ability of our industry to adapt so well to these wholly unforeseen circumstances.”
From the archive: In 2017 we reported on the winners of the first e-Assessment Awards