Could technology be used to generate exam questions in a ‘crowd-sourced’ manner?
Posted on 22/08/2018
The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) offers a diverse range of qualifications, including GCSEs, GCE A and AS levels, Entry Level Qualifications and Vocational Qualifications. Questions for testing and examinations are developed by teachers, either in their own school or as part of assessment teams commissioned by CCEA. Whilst this is a long established and effective way of working, CCEA is now seeking to expand the offer of valid and reliable question banks to teachers and schools/colleges, whilst maintaining standards and reducing the cost of the service.
Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000 to develop a new technology which provides an opportunity to generate exam questions in a ‘crowd-sourced’ manner.
Phase I of the project is intended to show the technical feasibility and commercial viability of the proposed concept and will be undertaken by the end of November 2018 (submission deadline 17th September). If this is successful, a further phase may be commissioned to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstrators from the more promising technologies identified in Phase I. This will be commissioned for completion by end of March 2019.
There is a briefing event for potential applicants at the Radisson Hotel, Belfast on the 4th September 2018 at 11am.
Find out more and apply here.