Creativity Assessment

Definition: Based on novel connections of ideas, artifacts and insights, creativity is a process of generating ideas, expressions and forms that can amplify knowledge, lead to new ways of using the knowledge, and often challenges established conventions and norms. Description: Creativity, in an educational context, can be considered to be learning that enhances creative and[…]


What it is: LoopMe is a formative e-assessment tool consisting of a digital and mobile communication platform that allows for simple and relevant one-to-one dialogues between teachers and learners. The teacher defines mandatory action-oriented tasks that learners perform and then reflect upon. How it works: Teachers can use LoopMe to design an action-based learning experience[…]

Performance assessment

Definition: Let students perform meaningful and hands-on real-life tasks and assess them based on their task accomplishment1. Description: Performance assessment is about assessing students based on their active hands-on demonstration of knowledge and skills. This should preferrably take place in authentic settings. The approach is different from traditional assessment where students talk or write about[…]

Peer and Self-Assessment

Definition: Peer and self-assessment (PASA) is when students assess each other and themselves against set assessment criteria provided by the teacher and or with their own input in order to evaluate own performance and of their peers. Through this, students can learn from previous mistakes, identify strengths and weaknesses and learn to target their learning accordingly.[…]

Ipsative Assessment

Definition: An ipsative assessment compares a learner’s current performance with previous performance either in the same field through time or in comparison with other fields, resulting in a descriptor expressed in terms of their ‘personal best’.1 Description: You are surely familiar with the term “personal best” in athletics. That’s a good example of ipsative assessment.[…]

Feedback Assessment

Definition: Feedback assessment helps students with self-regulation of learning by helping them understand their learning goal and how close their current work is to it and what could be done next. Feedback is usually a part of formative assessment. Feedback is a response to student work to support further learning. Description: Clear descriptive feedback to[…]


Definition: The ‘e’ in e-assessment stands for ‘electronic’. E-assessment is thus defined as when computers are used to support assessment for / of learning1. Description:E-assessment ranges from simple computer-based tests with multiple-choice questions to complex and multimedia rich simulations, games, case studies and e-portfolios. It is the corresponding assessment phenomenon to e-learning, i.e. to the[…]