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The Use of ICT for the Assessment of Key Competences

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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.

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  • 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
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    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).
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    Keywords

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

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

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