Cirrus Assessment and the NCTJ win e-Assessment Award

Cirrus Assessment and the NCTJ win e-Assessment Award


Cirrus Assessment is thrilled to announce that its joint e-Assessment project with the National Council for the Training of Journalists has been recognised at the inaugural International e-Assessment Awards in London.

Representatives from both organisations collected the award for “Best Use of Summative Assessment” at a gala dinner, organised by the e-Assessment Association, at the Doubletree by Hilton, Tower of London on March 22nd.

Jeremy Carter CSO, Cirrus Assessment

We have greatly enjoyed working with the NCTJ on their e-Assessment project. They have shown great determination to provide assessments that appropriately fit the demands placed on today’s multimedia journalists and their vision and passion has been infectious. We are incredibly proud that this partnership has been recognised with such a prestigious award.”

Joanne Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, the NCTJ

The role of the modern journalist is digital so when our essential journalism syllabus was introduced it made perfect sense to use an innovative digital assessment platform.

We are grateful to the fantastic team at Cirrus Assessment for working with us to design a new form of online assessment to test digital journalism skills. The tight deadlines we set and use of technology have made this a challenging but rewarding project.

John Winkley, Chair of Judging Panel, e-Assessment Awards 2017

We received 10 entries for the inaugural Best Use of Summative Assessment Award.  The judges were delighted to see both variety and strength in the entries.

We chose the NCTJ and Cirrus Assessment as the winners of this award based on a number of factors. Their focus on valid assessment by simulating an important aspect of the work of today’s journalists was evident throughout the submission. It was also clear they had gone to great lengths to maximise the candidate experience. In addition, the cost-effective rollout of their solution was impressive. They were worthy winners.

About the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) delivers the premier training scheme for journalists in the United Kingdom.

The NCTJ brand is a long-established and respected benchmark of excellence for journalists. Alumni dominate all sectors of the media and 73 per cent of qualified journalists are NCTJ-trained (Journalists at Work 2012).

About Cirrus Assessment

Cirrus Assessment is an international provider of cloud-based e-Assessment solutions. With headquarters in the Netherlands and offices in the UK and USA, we are passionate about education and its ability to empower people across the globe. Harnessing the power of the cloud, the Cirrus Platform supports educators and learners throughout the entire assessment process. It has been designed with ease of use in mind and has intuitive interfaces, common sense workflows and easy navigation.

Our users have the freedom to focus on creating the best possible assessments for their learners.  As the Cirrus Platform is cloud-based, our customers always have the latest version of the system available to them. Regular updates and new features are seamlessly delivered directly to users. No more weighty user manuals or waiting around for software updates. Just simple, straightforward assessment solutions!

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