With a growing interest of higher educational institutions towards a competency-based curriculum, the developments in the evaluation of student learning demand more higher-order critical thinking skills and competencies across a number of concept fields and domains.
It is difficult to gather a team of experts who possess extensive knowledge across the diverse concept-fields of higher education–from SMET (science, math, engineering, and technology) to Finance and Economics. Even a diverse team of course-specific experts fail to grasp the method of creating an inquiry, discovery, and a problem-based learning experience via assessments, and also are often not equipped with the associated writing skills. Also, for clients based in different time zones, maintaining a delivery and a meeting schedule can be a hassle.
The Acadecraft team consists of Subject Matter Experts specialized in a high number of concept-fields across various disciplines. All SMEs are experienced in developing assessments for a variety of instructional methods followed by different institutions for higher education. The SMEs are also experienced in mapping the questions to the learning goals, performance criteria and competencies prescribed by the institution. All departments are also supported by respective quality analysts, editors and graphic designers who help achieve optimum and timely results. Moreover, our services are available 24/7 so the content can be managed across different time zones.
Our team consists of Quality Analysts (QA) who are specialized in different disciplines, from Microbiology to Economics to ELA. Each assessment question developed by a SME undergoes quality checking and plagiarism scanning by the specialized QA before being delivered to the client. Due to the extensive experience of our QAs in the industry, our quality-check process is meticulous and highly efficient. The QAs ensure that the questions are-
We strictly adhere to the guidelines prescribed by our diverse clients while developing assessments. With our experience, we can safely say that our questions possess the following qualities desired in relation to test objectivity-
We customise the assessment items based on the curriculum model given in the client guidelines for the development or re-development of assessment items for any concept-field or qualification level. We are experienced in all question types, such as-
We can customise the multiple-choice questions based on any required format such as filling the gaps, pairing, tables, graphs, or any other stimulation across all subjects and grade levels. All questions are aligned to required learning goals and metadata tags. The questions are developed without giving away the answer in the question stem or distractors.
Essays are one of the most common methods of assessment in higher education. We are experienced in developing essay questions that can assess the understanding of the subject matter by the students. Our essay questions also challenge students to exhibit their writing skills while applying their knowledge into different scenarios.
Short answer type questions are often added to assessments to increase the test validity and reliability. We can develop text-based, picture-based, graph-based, table-based or diagram-based short-answer type questions which can be answered directly. The questions are developed keeping in mind the specificity of the length and the scope of answers.
We can develop questions for active and experiential learning as well as inquiry, discovery, and problem-based learning. Such questions are curated to challenge the Higher Order Thinking Skills and critical analysis by the application of skills such as comparing and contrasting, drawing conclusions, and synthesizing information to real life scenarios.
We can develop questions that can challenge students to apply their high-order thinking skills to complete a task in real life. Such questions are a great tool to evaluate the practical skills of students. The performance-based questions developed by us are mapped to the prescribed performance criteria for different tasks.
We like to stay updated with the latest trends in the E-learning industry and thus, we are experienced in creating and tagging technologically enhanced items directly on the client’s digital platform, using the available tools. Some of the technologically enhanced items include cloze with drag & drop/ drop down, classification, match list, order list and token highlight.
We can develop questions that can challenge students to support their answers with evidence from the text. Such questions may have more than one right answer to provide students with a wide range of key details about the text to enhance their understanding when answering such a question.
We have one of the best teams of experts that can develop computational questions that can challenge students to apply solution techniques to solve a question requiring calculations. Our computational questions are developed in such a way that the steps of the solutions can be marked individually. Also, each question is also solved by the expert to ensure accuracy.
E-learning We believe in staying updated with the latest trends in education and so we have a tight grasp over e-learning solutions. We are familiar with the latest tools and digital platforms for the development of interactive items aligned with relevant metadata. We aim to create an optimum e-learning experience across diverse audiences.
We are one of the most reputed content development companies, which delivers assessment development solutions to colleges and universities in the USA, UK, Australia, UAE and Singapore. Our assessments are in strict adherence to the institution’s curriculum model and the prescribed blueprint.
Apart from developing new assessment items, we also have diverse question banks with items that have received expert feedback and have been declared reliable and valid. Such question banks are proven to be highly effective for the preparation of exams.
At Acadecraft, our process flow ensures that the learners find better concepts, in-depth knowledge, and easy-to-understand content to ace their curriculum
We first understand the requirements of our clients, then identify the areas of development. We then document the required efforts and design the template/blueprint accordingly before developing relevant content. Finally, our quality analysts and editors assess the content for accuracy of information and language.