"As the coordinator of a practical assignment, I supervise a 10-week program in which 200 first-year Primary Teacher Education students conduct a little research in a school and then put their findings into a report. To assess those reports, we have been using Comproved's comparing tool for several years. The reports are graded and given feedback by the entire teaching team. It truly gives me a good feeling that the ranking we obtain this way always does justice to what the student has submitted. The result is unanimous, well-considered and supported by every assessor."
"We often work with large-scale projects that are worth a lot of credits. When assessing these, we like to work with Comproved's comparing tool. Each assessor must consider whether a work scores satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Because assessors must also note why their judgement is positive or negative, they are challenged to put their judgement into words and make it explicit. Combined with the principle that multiple assessors look at the same work, those opinions - if they differ - can also be effectively expressed. By doing so, we create much more language for the underlying frame of reference that teachers typically have, which is often a blind spot. We are giving words to something for which there were no words before. That, to me, is the biggest plus of comparative judgement."
"A lot of creativity is required of our students, and comparative judgement, I think, is ideally suited in a creative context. It also provides a huge and extremely valuable stream of feedback."
The three founders of Comproved are educational scientists with a heart for teaching, evaluation, learning and feedback. They continue their scientific research project in collaboration with the University of Antwerp, Ghent University and imec in the spin-off.
They love guiding teachers through their evaluation challenges and are always ready to help with advice and assistance.
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