Project outcomes

The toolkit is now available online on the toolkit page and as an open educational resource in five languages for download. The toolkit is free for reuse and adaptation. Final reports are available online, providing evidence-based advice on digital formative assessment and how to use the online toolkit.

The field trial results are in!

The project produced a rich set of outputs, reliable and representative data on the impact of the systemic toolkit on attitudes and DFA practices, and a range of outcomes available online beyond the timeline of the policy experimentation, in particular the Assess@Learning toolkit and a community of DFA stakeholders established by a series of dialogue labs across five countries.

The final results animation video summarises the key findings from the teachers, school leaders and students who tested the A@L toolkit between December 2021 and April 2022. You can find a summary report, the report on the social impact on students and the technical reports in the section below.

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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.

The systemic toolkit has been tested in schools in five countries during the school year 2021/2022. The toolkit is available online on the toolkit page in English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek,
It is also available for download as an open educational resource and adaptable for reuse for all schools:

The report provides insights on students’ perspectives of the social impact of DFA on them and their peers in secondary schools in five countries. The report  offers insights and recommendations based on the country dialogue labs and the student dialogue labs (25 dialogue labs took place in five countries).

The recommendations from the field trials summarises the key findings from the testing of the toolkit and offers recommendations for education stakeholders, primarily policy makers.


A community of DFA stakeholders has been established based on the running of a series of 3 Country Dialogue Labs (CDL) and two student Dialogue Labs (SDL). These were 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.

The technical evaluation report (D4.1) explains the methodology, procedure, statistical analyses and the results of the field trials in detail. The supporting document provides the field trial dataset. 
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