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2nd March 2023 | Future of assessment 

Reimagining the way we assess to reflect the modern workforce

As the needs of the modern workforce evolve, we are seeing a shift from knowledge-based learning to developing work-ready learners with practical skills. This blog explores some of the key reasons for this shift, what it could mean for the future of education, and the need to develop more authentic assessments in line with this change.

23rd February 2023 | E-marking 

The top 10 benefits of e-marking

Considering making the change from paper-based marking to digital can seem like a daunting prospect. Overhauling the way your organisation marks exams requires change to your processes, examiner recruitment and training and exam sessions but change that brings benefits. So is it worth the disruption to implement e-marking and what could it mean for you and your organisation?

17th February 2023 | Opinion Future of assessment 

If we can use AI to write essays, should we find another way to assess?

As AI technology rapidly advances, so does its use across industries. The release of ChatGPT has recently taken over the internet and sparked debate as to what this means for the future, and how it can be used. This blog explores the use of AI and ChatGTP from an education and assessment perspective, and whether traditional methods of assessment are fit for purpose as we move into this new era of technology. The way we think about assessment is evolving, and with AI as a key influencer in this shift, we must adapt our approaches.

9th February 2023 | Customer 

Working with NCFE to introduce a new capability within our e-marking technology

With formative assessment coming to the forefront, it's imperative we adapt the way we assess to demonstrate candidates' true capabilities. By working with NCFE, a leader in vocational and technical learning, we developed a new capability within our e-marking technology offering to enable continual assessment needed in T Levels.

31st January 2023 | Exam malpractice 

Using technology against exam malpractice to protect the integrity of your assessments

With more exams moving online, the widespread challenge of exam malpractice in assessment takes on new challenges as some traditional security measures are no longer as effective. At RM, we are committed to satisfying candidate expectations while ensuring the highest level of exam security and so have developed a solution to identify one of the most recognised and fast-growing form of malpractice – collusion. Working alongside clients helps us to accurately identify cases of collusion, develop the solution at scale and at pace, and evolve in line with organisational and market needs.

9th January 2023 | Candidate experience Exam malpractice 

How to tackle assessment malpractice without compromising your candidates’ experiences

Assessment malpractice is an age-old challenge every qualification provider faces – and when mishandled, it can lead to major consequences for everyone involved. Find out how you can maintain the integrity of your professional qualification assessments and protect your candidate experience by tackling malpractice.

4th January 2023 | Candidate experience 

Is digital transformation really worth it for professional qualifications?

As an awarding organisation and professional qualification provider, how can you know if digital assessment is right for you? Let's weigh up the challenges and opportunities ahead.

7th December 2022 | Digital assessment 

What role will digital assessment play in the future of assessment in England’s secondary schools?

Following Ofqual’s announcement of a three-year plan to explore the use of innovative technology in the English exam system earlier this year, there has been some discussion within the assessment sector as to what the future might look like. The Westminster Education Forum held a conference on Wednesday 23rd November to explore just that – the future of assessment in England’s secondary schools. RM’s Head of Propositions for Assessment, Ian Castledine, joined the panel and delivered a keynote speech.

18th November 2022 | Exam malpractice 

Why (and how) are candidates cheating on assessments?

RM’s dedicated research and development team, RM Studio, specialises in user focused testing and learning. To help inform the development of our Exam Malpractice Service in the high-stakes digital assessment space, we reached out directly to candidates to try to understand their reasons for committing malpractice. While we have also interviewed specialists working in awarding organisations to understand malpractice from their perspective, the insights into user behaviour are as, if not more, informative.

10th November 2022 | Digital assessment 

Protecting the integrity of assessment in a changing world

When examining the digital assessment landscape in light of the pandemic, we can see that different approaches are needed across institutions, systems, regions and countries. One shared challenge in assessment is the susceptibility to exam malpractice. In November, we are hosting a webinar that opens this conversation up and explores how digital techniques can be adopted to address instances of exam malpractice, to improve the overall security and integrity of assessments.

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