IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Use of ICT for the Assessment of Key Competences




This report assesses current trends in the area of ICT for learning and assessment in view of their value for supporting the assessment of Key Competences. Based on an extensive review of the literature, it provides an overview of current ICT-enabled assessment practices, with a particular focus on more recent developments that support the holistic assessment of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning in Europe. The report presents a number of relevant cases, discusses the potential of emerging technologies, and addresses innovation and policy issues for eAssessment. It considers both summative and formative assessment and considers how ICT can lever the potential of more innovative assessment formats, such as peer-assessment and portfolio assessment and how more recent technological developments, such as Learning Analytics, could, in the future, foster assessment for learning. Reflecting on the use of the different ICT tools and services for each of the eight different Key Competences for Lifelong Learning it derives policy options for further exploiting the potential of ICT for competence-based assessment.

Suggested Citation

  • Christine Redecker, 2013. "The Use of ICT for the Assessment of Key Competences," JRC Working Papers JRC76971, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc76971

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Romina Cachia & Anusca Ferrari & Kirsti Ala-Mutka & Yves Punie, 2010. "Creative Learning and Innovative Teaching: Final Report on the Study on Creativity and Innovation in Education in EU Member States," JRC Working Papers JRC62370, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
    2. Céline Davesne & Patricia W. Cummins, 2009. "Using Electronic portfolio for second language assessment," Post-Print hal-00565519, HAL.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    Europe 2020 Strategy; Rethinking Education; eAssessment; Computer-Based Assessment (CBA); competence-based assessment; key competences; 21st century skills.;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc76971. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Publication Officer). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.