Summative Assessment Models


Summative Assessments have traditionally taken the form of exams, essays, reports, short answer questions, contributions in class and multiple choice quizzes.  These days digital forms of each of these methods exist, and new methods of assessment using digital tools are emerging, especially in the form of digital observation.

The controversial issues that remain unresolved for many is how to prove that the test-taker is the student, and also how to ensure there has not been a breach of security leading to electronic cheating.

This topic will research the types and suitability of e-assessment technologies for the assessment and discuss the issues.

Key questions for this topic are

What are the benefits of electronic assessment?

What kind of technologies are used to avoid cheating?

What are the primary ethical considerations for digital assessment?