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Digital Learning Now! Highlights Element #8: Assessment & Accountability

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September 19, 2011 04:59 pm

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Alliance President Bob Wise and Open Education Solutions CEO Tom Vander Ark continue Digital Learning Now!’s (DLN) video series outlining the “10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning.”

Today’s video focuses on Element #8: “Assessment & Accountability,” which says administering tests digitally has multiple benefits. Tests can be administered and scored quickly and efficiently. Computerized scoring provides the opportunity for a cost effective method to create better tests beyond multiple choice, including simulations and constructed responses. Getting the result of tests faster can improve instruction as well as expedite rewards and consequences, which can strengthen accountability for learning.

Learning management systems, digital curriculum, and online summative and formative assessments have the distinctive capability of collecting real-time data on the progress of each student against learning objectives. Instant feedback for students and personalized analytics for teachers provide the support for continuous improvement and competency-based progress.

 

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