Newsletter August 2022
What's new in RM Compare?
Summer is a wonderful time from Team Compare to leave the compound here at RM Towers. For some of us this means a well-deserved break and a chance to re-charge the batteries. For others it can mean visits to new and existing users, or conferences and events.
The highlight this month was the Festival of Education held at Wellington College. The programme was excellent, packed with interesting presentations from world-leading education experts. It was great to see Adaptive Comparative Judgement on the agenda with a couple of talks delivered to packed rooms by some of our research partners. The interest in different (better!) forms of assessment has never been higher.
The phrase I heard more than any other in the assessment talks at the Festival was 'On-Demand'. It's fair to say that the requirements need some refining here, however the driving force is very much to see assessment as a formative as well as a summative experience. This is something we are extremely focused on.
In the news
One of the best ways to keep up with all things RM Compare is to check out our Blog. This is updated regularly with a wide variety of content. Highlights in the past month were
- Research Update: Assessing Oracy with Comparative Judgement
- Contributing Judges (AKA - getting students to submit and judge their own work)
- Digital Portfolios and RM Compare
We are always looking for new contributors. Got an interesting story? Get in touch.
Look out for a significant new feature release coming your way in the next couple of weeks that will allow Admins to re-use Items from previous sessions. This has been one of our most requested features and highlights the importance of user feedback. Please get in touch with your ideas - we read and consider them all.