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Providing Effective Assessment Through Technology

, , University of Texas at Austin, United States ; , University of North Texas, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The assessment of the effectiveness of instruction is an ongoing concern in today’s schools. This proposal reviews the role that technology can play in making formative assessment an affordable option. The advantages and disadvantages of formative and summative assessment are reviewed. The role that formative assessment can play in preparing tomorrow’s work force is considered. Suggestions are made for implementing an effective formative assessment system.


Wood, M.L., Silfvast-Kaiser, A. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2011). Providing Effective Assessment Through Technology. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2328-2331). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2019 from .


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