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  • Secure assessment workbook download

    Knowledge base - In order to support institutions in making the assessment process secure, SURFnet worked with experts from various institutions of higher education to develop this secure assessment workbook. This workbook offers institutions guidance on setting up the complete assessment process securely and applies to digital and paper assessments.

  • Guidelines for digital assessment policy download

    Knowledge base - More and more institutions are placing digital assessment high on their agendas. However, the introduction of digital assessment is a complex process of change that affects the very heart of education and requires major investments. With these guidelines SURFnet intends to help institutions to prepare and implement a digital assessment policy.

  • Assessment Security Selection Model download

    Knowledge base - With more and more digital assessment options coming at hand, many examination committees are wrestling with the question which tools provide the best security in a particular situation. When should you opt for 'bring your own device’ or online proctoring? To answer these questions SURFnet has developed the Assessment Security Selection Model.

  • Thematic issue: Innovations in digital assessment, assessment as an integral part of the learning process download

    Knowledge base - This thematic issue reports on the future of assessment methods. Six experts discuss the changes in educational assessment using digital technology. Examples are also given based on current SURF projects and good practices.

  • White paper Online proctoring. Questions and answers about remote proctoring. download

    Knowledge base - Online proctoring (or invigilation) offers opportunities for international and flexible education. However, there is limited experience with it in the Netherlands. Exam boards and other interested parties have questions about issues such as privacy and protection against fraud. This white paper answers these and other questions around this topic.

  • Results and conclusions of the Exchangeability between Testing Systems incentive scheme download

    Knowledge base - SURF's Exchangeability between Testing Systems incentive scheme is designed to gain insight into possibilities for test item exchange and interoperability between testing systems. Two experiments have been conducted under this scheme: MathConverter and ToetsWisselWerkt. Below is an overview of the results and conclusions.

  • Thematic issue 'Open and online education – Assessment in open and online education edition' download

    Knowledge base - This thematic issue contains articles and intermezzos on the topic 'Assessment in open and online education'. SURF is publishing this thematic issue in close collaboration with the Open Education and Digital Assessment special interest groups.

  • Impact Assessment Report 'Digital testing: opportunities for higher education' download

    Knowledge base - This impact assessment report offers insight into digital testing based on the experience gained under the Testing and Test-Driven Learning programme (2010-2014). In short: collaboration on digital testing enhances the quality of testing in a variety of ways. Moreover digital testing seemingly contributes to learning achievements.

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    Conclusions and results of ‘Computer adaptive monitoring in statistics education’ project download

    Knowledge base - This project has set up a supra-university practice monitoring system for statistics. The project has revealed that students with a high level in the Statistiekfabriek (Statistics Factory) score better in tests. The system does not demand much work on the part of lecturers, who have shown a willingness to use the diagnostic student information.

  • White paper: Forms of cooperation and licensing models for item banks download

    Knowledge base - This white paper (in Dutch) describes forms of cooperation and licensing models for digital item banks using actual case studies taken from practice. This paper may offer support for cross-institutional initiatives when selecting a long-term collaboration format.

  • Digital test terminology download

    Knowledge base - This document (in Dutch) describes terms that are relevant to digital testing, such as the components of digital test systems. The aim of this document is to improve communication on digital testing by establishing a uniform terminological framework.

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    Conclusions and results of the 'Digital testing of clinical reasoning in medical study programmes' project download

    Knowledge base - Three University Medical Centers (UMCs) cooperated in this project to jointly establish a digital database with closed test questions for assessing the clinical reasoning skills of medical students. The aim of the project was to reduce the work pressure on lecturers when developing tests and to objectively test clinical reasoning.

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    ONBETWIST – Database of mathematics questions download

    Knowledge base - The ONBETWIST database offers mathematics teachers in higher education a collection of more than 1,000 interactive mathematics questions.

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    Lessons learned from the ‘Progress testing in the first-year phase’ project download

    Knowledge base - Results, lessons learned and recommendations from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) research project ‘Progress testing in the first-year phase’. The project researched the effect of digital progress testing on academic success rates.

  • Report Testing policy in Dutch higher education download

    Knowledge base - The report on 'Testing Policy in Higher Education' (in Dutch) offers an insight into the policy frameworks of digital testing among higher education institutions in the Netherlands.