Stephen Downes

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The Future of Assessment

SchoolsWeek, Sept 05, 2022

This article links to a supplement (23 page PDF) on the future of assessment. It's a mixed bag of articles focused mostly on testing and assessment, all in partnership with NCFE ("an educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning"). There are only a couple of mentions of artificial intelligence, one dismissive and another a more interesting reference to a system called FirstPass being used in pilot trials at Bolton College, which is likely where the real future of assessment lies. They (Bolton) write, "if we make use of natural language classification, natural language understanding and other tools a computer can indeed be taught to analyse and assess responses to an open-ended question."

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