An Evaluation Framework and Instrument for Evaluating e-Assessment Tools


  • Upasana Gitanjali Singh University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Mary Ruth de Villiers School of Computing, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa



action research, e-assessment, evaluation criteria, evaluation framework, evaluation instrument, multiple choice questions, MCQs


e-Assessment, in the form of tools and systems that deliver and administer multiple choice questions (MCQs), is used increasingly, raising the need for evaluation and validation of such systems. This research uses literature and a series of six empirical action research studies to develop an evaluation framework of categories and criteria called SEAT (Selecting and Evaluating e-Assessment Tools). SEAT was converted to an interactive electronic instrument, e-SEAT, to assist academics in making informed choices when selecting MCQ systems for adoption or evaluating existing ones.

Author Biography

Upasana Gitanjali Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Information Systems and Technology



How to Cite

Singh, U. G., & de Villiers, M. R. (2017). An Evaluation Framework and Instrument for Evaluating e-Assessment Tools. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(6).



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