Among current tendencies in assessment, there is the necessary response to fundamental changes in the curriculum that include increased emphasis on developing competences rather than accumulating knowledge and a move towards personalised learning. How does e-assessment address this fundamental shift in practice at school and is ICT the answer to the growing need of empowering the learner and enhance collaborative learning?
This dossier addresses some of the questions raised during the workshop which took place in Zoetermeer. It specifically looks at the case of the Netherlands, where a self-assessment team test for schools titled ‘Four in balance' was created. It also looks at the case of Northern Ireland where ePortfolios are used by student teachers in their training. Finally, Martin Ripley’s article looks at the achievements of e-assessment in the last ten years and looks ahead at how the future of e-assessment will look like.