Project outcomes

Based on the findings from the field trials, Assess@Learning will update the toolkit and release it as an open educational resource in five languages in 2022. The toolkit will be free for reuse and adaptation. A final evaluation report will be available online, providing evidence-based advice on digital formative assessment and how to use the online toolkit.

Resources to support the systemic uptake of DFA

The project will produce a rich set of outputs, reliable and representative data on the impact of the systemic toolkit on attitudes and DFA practices, a range of products available online beyond the timeline of the policy experimentation, in particular the Assess@Learning toolkit and a community of DFA stakeholders. Stay tuned to receive the latest updates on the project outcomes  

Project outcomes

What are the benefits of DFA? How is digital formative assessment defined? What are the different types of DFA? What is the state of the art? To answer these questions, Assess@Learning carried out a literature review. The literature review summarises the state of the art of research on digital formative assessment, provides a working definition of DFA and a typology of DFA practices.

You can download the literature review here.

The systemic toolkit will be tested in schools in five countries during the school year 2021/2022. After the field trials according to the feedback received, it will be revised and available online in English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek, as an open educational resource and adaptable for reuse for all schools early 2023.

The report will provide insights on students’ perspectives of the social impact of DFA on them and their peers in secondary schools in five countries. The report will be available in the beginning of 2023.

A rigorous evaluation report will summarise the different results, the results of the field trials data set analysis, and the Student Dialogue Lab discussion analysis, focus groups and interviews. The results will target different audiences, policy makers, researchers, school practitioners and their interrelationship in terms of supporting conditions to broader adoption of DFA. The report will be available in the beginning of 2023.

A community of DFA stakeholders will be established based on the running of a series of 3 Country Dialogue Labs (CDL) and two student Dialogue Labs (SDL). These are organised in each of the field trial countries with opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing and co-creation between policy makers, local authorities, school leaders, teachers, parents, students, and other relevant stakeholders in education.