Best Institution

eAAwards

Scope

This award seeks to acknowledge individual organisations that have undertaken exceptional work in the field of formative and/or summative e-assessment, to make a positive change to their existing assessment practices. This could be using one or more commercial products, internally developed or off the shelf tools.

We also welcome applications where there has been a successful change to a process with demonstrable benefits, rather than any requirement for the use of a specific product; or where a new approach to implementation has seen a marked improvement in the use of e-assessment.

The programme could have been for any scale and we welcome submissions from schools, colleges, employers, private training organisations, corporates (for in-house e-assessment) or Government departments irrespective of the size of the project. We welcome testimonials from learners, administrators and assessors in support of the application.

Criteria

Submissions will be judged according to how well they meet each of the criteria below (max 1000 words). We also request a brief overview, or executive summary for the judging panel (max 200 words). Each submission will be considered on individual merit.

  • Has the assessment solution been developed to address a clearly identified need?
  • What is this need? How has the need been addressed?
  • What challenges / barriers were overcome in the project?
  • Is there is demonstrable evidence of a successful implementation strategy, including alignment with organisational goals, engagement with key stakeholders, marketing, support and evaluation?
  • How does it help the institution with teaching and learning, or in measuring performance? What is it that the institution did that made a difference to the learners / candidates and the institution as a whole?
  • Is it distinctive and innovative?
  • Does it provide a valid and reliable assessment of the area(s) being assessed?
  • Is it easy for students and assessment administrators to use?
  • Is it accessible to a wide range of users?
  • Does it signpost opportunities for students and teachers to use the outcomes of assessments to structure future learning in a consistent way?
  • Does it provide value for money?