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Developing Assessment With Digital Tools

Digitalization brings forth new opportunities of developing assessment. Over the course of one year, the city of Kauniainen, Finland will experiment with a variety of digital assessment applications in local schools. The chosen applications will then be compared and used to rethink assessment in schools.

What is the goal of the experiment?

The primary goal of the experiment is to look into three existing assessment tools, or applications, and evaluate their suitability in holistically assessing learning. An additional goal is to collaborate with the developers of these tools on improving them to that the use of assessment apps is a regular part of comprehensive education.

Is this a new experiment or is this based on an existing one?

The experiment is based on previous work combining holistic education and digital assessment. What is new is piloting the latest tools in digital assessment on behalf of the developers, using the Cloud as a platform to store learning material and assessing in accordance to the national curriculum’s 2014 take on holistic education that covers all school subjects and grades.

How will the experiment be scheduled and how will it be put into practice?

The experiment will be conducted through the 2016-2017 school year.

With the use of digital tools, how will continuous assessment be put into practice?

Digital tools will be used in continuous assessment in a variety of situations: in self assessment and peer assessment, as part of the teacher-student feedback and in annual meetings with teachers, parents and students. The aim of the assessment is to strengthen the student’s activeness and self assessment skills and to also be of support in being reflective and in receiving teacher feedback.

Contact Information

Organization: The Education Department of Kauniainen, Finland

School(s): Mäntymäki Elementary, Kasavuoren Elementary, Hagelstamska School and Granhults School.

Contact person: Jarkko Mylläri

Contact email: jarkko.myllari@kauniainen.fi

Partnership(s): Skillzzup, Qridi and Skuugo.

Kauniainen Finland
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