Bureau ICE is an assessment platform in the Netherlands providing testing, assessment, and exams for primary, secondary, post secondary, and vocational students. Their products provide teachers and students with insight into students’ knowledge and development throughout their educational journey. Bureau ICE evaluates students at the beginning of their educational journey which helps students to start at the right level for their ability. As they progress, Bureau ICE gives periodic progress tests that evaluate whether students have attained the skills necessary to progress to the next level.
Until recently, math has been a relatively small part of the assessment they offer. This was due to the difficulty of offering suitable scoring on math answers. An important requirement of math assessment is awarding marks for steps that students perform correctly, even if the final answer is incorrect. In 2020, Bureau ICE started work on a pilot project for vocational education with Algebrakit to offer such partial scoring on math assessments. The initial results were promising. After a second pilot project in 2021, Bureau ICE is now preparing to roll out functionality based on Algebrakit’s technology for their new vocational math education program starting in August 2022.
Bureau ICE administers more than 100 different tests and exams for 3 levels . Thanks to Algebrakit’s ability to evaluate intermediate answers, Bureau ICE can now give students even more insight into their knowledge and skills.
According to Peter Sonnenberg, teachers are already expressing excitement about the new feature and are eager to try it out starting in August. According to Sonnenberg, anyone offering a math teaching and assessment platform needs to be able to do more than just evaluate the final answer. Algebrakit’s math engine has been an excellent solution for Bureau ICE as it allows seamless integration with their existing content.
Bureau ICE is currently implementing partial scoring in their vocational tools, and they hope to expand its use in the future to their secondary offerings as well.
To learn more about Bureau ICE, visit their website.
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