Excellence in Export

eAAwards

Scope

This award seeks to acknowledge e-assessment organisations that have delivered innovative and effective programmes in one or more countries outside of their main country of operation. Projects may have been delivered at any scale in a single country or lower volumes in multiple countries.

We are looking to celebrate the international reach of e-assessment, recognising the challenges faced by organisations working outside of one's main country of operation, whilst still achieving excellence and ensuring relevant and valid assessment practices. Please note the key to this award for Export lies in the process of implementation and commercial aspects of the programme, rather than just about the e-assessment aspect of the project.

We welcome testimonials in support of applications for the Excellence in Export Award.

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). Please do not submit any additional information, such as links to websites; this information will not be considered in initial shortlisting. Each submission will be considered on individual merit.

  1. Was the Export project developed to address a clearly identified need? What is this need? How has the need been addressed?
  2. What is the scale and complexity of the programme? For example, how many countries, how many tests delivered, over what timescales. What % was delivered in which country?
  3. Is there is demonstrable evidence of a successful implementation strategy, including alignment with organisational goals, engagement with key stakeholders, marketing, piloting, support and evaluation? Was it a phased implementation, if so why?
  4. What was the overall value of the project and what was the export value of the programme in the context of the home market? e.g. Was it 80% home market and 20% export? Were there challenges around local cost models?
  5. Was the project managed directly, or did local partners have to be engaged, what were the selection criteria for the partners. What challenges had to be overcome with on-boarding. what were the implications for the home business? e.g. project management, partner management, training, etc.
  6. What were the cultural barriers that were overcome in the context of the e-assessment programme? Communication, language, attitudes to e-assessment, etc. What was unique, if anything?
  7. Were there technological limitations or challenges in delivery or how the e-assessments were delivered? Bandwidth, local data protection laws, points of presence for cloud hosting, support, time zone differences, etc.