Great article on the future of computer-based assessments:
Educators and researchers alike are exploring how to employ technology to assess students in an authentic, meaningful way by embedding assessments into curricula and “scaffolding” them to help pinpoint where students are struggling. Technology also provides the capability for teachers to receive timely feedback from assessments to [...]
Formative assessment is one of the strongest methods available to educators to promote and enhance student attainment. Since formative assessments are not graded, they provide valuable feedback to teachers so they may monitor student progress and promote learning.
Teachers can use formative assessments to improve their instructional approach, using feedback from students and assessment results [...]