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Who is CPD for?

The use of digital technologies in education (whether assessment, learning, administration, etc.) provides a variety of data on each student’s learning. Digital technologies can help to monitor student progress directly, provide feedback and allow teachers to evaluate and adapt the most effective teaching strategies and techniques. Thus, by integrating digital technologies into learning and teaching, it is necessary to find out how they improve learning outcomes.

Digital technologies are used for formative and summative assessments. The use of digital technologies aims to increase the variety and relevance of assessment formats and methods by providing timely information and targeted support to students and their parents.

Digital assessment tools are used to monitor the learning process and to obtain information about students’ progress. Digital technologies are used to improve:

 –   formative assessment strategies, such as classroom responses, surveys, games;

–   summative assessment through testing, such as computer-based tests, the use of audio or video recordings (e.g., language learning), simulators, or subject-specific digital technologies as a testing environment;

–   the assessment of students’ tasks, such as e-learning portfolios.

The use of various assessment formats, both digital and non-digital, provides information on their benefits and drawbacks. The most targeted training and assessment strategies are selected to critically assess the adequacy of digital assessment methods.

Digital technologies are used in evaluation:

• to increase the efficiency of feedback;

• to monitor students’ progress and provide assistance when needed;

• individually choosing different teaching and assessment strategies for each student;

• giving students the opportunity to evaluate and interpret personal learning outcomes of formative, summative, independent learning;

• identifying students’ weaknesses and then developing appropriate curricula;

• that pupils and / or parents are kept informed of progress and make appropriate choices about learning priorities, additional subjects, or further study.

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