e-Assessment Association Podcast
FAB2019 Roundup - Including an interview with Sir John Dunford about malpractice and conference observations by BTL, TestReach and PSI
e-Assessment Association Vice Chair Tim Burnett welcomes you to sit down and tune into an update from eAA sponsors and speakers at the Federation of Awarding Bodies Conference and Awards in the UK.
Report on Malpractice
Along with observations by team members from BTL, TestReach and PSI, there's a special interview with Sir John Dunford, the chair of an Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice. Sir John discusses the report, and the recommendations made and the role technology has to play in the future of assessment. The report is available from the Joint Council for Qualifications here: https://www.jcq.org.uk/examination-system/imc-home
John was chair of the Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice in 2018-19. Before that, he was a teacher of mathematics, head of a secondary comprehensive school in Durham (1982-98), general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (1998-2010) and National Pupil Premium Champion (2013-15). He has written extensively on national education policy over the last 25 years.
Industry and Conference Insights
Observations on the conference, the recent surge in interest in Remote Proctoring and the role Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) has to play in the future of assessment come from:
- Emma Hall, from BTL, creators of Surpass
- Siobhan Ogilvy, from TestReach
- Alistair Fryer-Bovill, from PSI e-Assessment
Thank you to the Federation of Awarding Bodies. All views and the opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not the e-Assessment Association.
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