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Best Summative Assessment Project



The e-Assessment Awards seek to showcase excellence in technology-enabled assessment.

The independent judging panel for this award will select the finalists from all the entries , based solely on the information provided in the application form. Please do read through the scope and criteria carefully.

Below are the updated scope and criteria for 2021.


This award seeks to acknowledge an assessment project or solution which brings clearly identifiable benefits to summative assessment in a specific field(s).

Applications for this award need not be made by a supplier, but supplier-led nominations will be considered with equal merit. Each application must include details of at least one case study, which showcases use within a specific institution.

There are no restrictions on the nature of summative assessment solutions which can be entered for this category, beyond the requirement that they must already be in use. This award covers both assessments and assessment systems for any age range, which can focus on any subject matter; covering both academic and vocational subjects.



Submissions will be judged according to how well they meet each of the six criteria below (max 300 words per criteria). 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. Challenge / Need: Has the summative assessment solution been developed to address a clearly identified need? What is this need? How has the need been addressed?
  2. Implementation: Is there evidence of a successful implementation strategy, including alignment with organisational goals, engagement with key stakeholders, marketing, piloting, support and evaluation?
  3. Specific Achievements: Please provide details of the specific achievements, or benefits delivered by the solution to date. For example: improved user performance, cost savings, time savings.
  4. Innovation: How is this project or solution distinctive and innovative? What does this solution or project offer that is different to any comparable products, or uses in the local market, or sector?
  5. Ease of Use and Accessibility: Is it easy for students and assessment administrators to use? Please provide details of features which support ease of use, for example screen layout and navigation or user guidance. Please provide details of how it supports accessibility for users with a wide range of needs, whether they are alternative formats, audio options, adjustable text size or, if relevant, where access to technology or the internet are limited or intermittent?
  6. Reliability and Scalability: How robust / reliable is the assessment delivery system? Is it scalable and what are the challenges to overcome to meet this requirement?

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