This project will develop, evaluate and document a practical approach, building on existing tools and good practice, to implement a UK-wide infrastructure for collaborating to develop and share high quality, high-stakes assessment items involving a range of agencies and institutions in the UK and with substantial potential benefits to individual learners.

UK Collaboration for a Digital Repository

UK collaboration for a digital repository to support sharing high quality, high-stakes assessment items

Project Description

This project will develop, evaluate and document a practical approach, building on existing tools and good practice, to implement a UK-wide infrastructure for collaborating to develop and share high quality, high-stakes assessment items involving a range of agencies and institutions in the UK and with substantial potential benefits to individual learners. Current requirements/use cases will be documented, starting with UMAP and expanding to other subject areas in FE and HE. A review of possible solutions, and a pilot/test of digital repository software and tools (focusing on the cultural and practical issues relating to up-take) will be undertaken. Outcomes include further dissemination of the quality process established by the UMAP partnership for collaborating to develop high quality, high-stakes assessment; a tested technical exchange framework (standards based on IMS) and a handbook of good practice with illustrative case studies, which will be widely disseminated. A primary outcome is the consolidation of strong subject-based partnerships encouraging new members, and reflecting on and raising the quality of high stakes assessment.

 

Project Staff

Project Partners

University of Manchester (lead)
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
University of Newcastle
University of Sheffield
Universities Medical Assessment Partnership (UMAP)
Stockton Riverside College
West Cheshire College
UCLAN FE network
FE partners of collaborating HEIs

Project Management

Andrea Owen
(Project Manager)
andrea.owen@manchester.ac.uk