Technological innovation affects all aspects of assessment. We use both quantitative and qualitative research methods and draw on the expertise of psychologists, statisticians, psychometricians and computer scientists, as well as that of assessment practitioners and teachers.
Activities range from formative evaluation of new assessment methods, systems and processes, to development of new techniques for monitoring and improving the validity, reliability and efficiency of assessments.
Our research has allowed us to pilot e-assessment solutions ranging from the computer-mediated to more complex applications of true computer-based assessment. These applications cover subject areas as diverse as Maths, Science, Languages, Geography and Vocational sector competence.