Monthly Archives: June 2011

Two more talks

We’ve now had two more talks as part of the OU Institute for Educational Technology’s ¬†‘Refreshing Assessment’ series. First we had Lester Gilbert from the University of Southampton on ‘Understanding how to make interactive computer-marked assessment questions more reliable and … Continue reading

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Making the grades

I’ve been lent a copy of Todd Farley’s book ‘Making the grades: my misadventures in the standardized testing industry’ (published by PoliPointPress in 2009). The blurb on the back of the book says ‘Just as American educators, parents and policymakers … Continue reading

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Bad questions

As part of a ‘Refreshing Assessment’ Project, the Institute for Educational Technology at the Open University is hosting three talks during June. The first of these, last Wednesday, was from Helen Ashton, head of eAssessment at the SCHOLAR¬†programme at Heriot … Continue reading

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