Ideas for AI in Education

Assessment Tools & Processes

These ideas focus on assessment at a systemic level. The design, delivery, analysis and reporting of large-scale assessments.

Where AI Can Be Applied

Go back to our diagram to browse ideas on where AI can be used across the education system.

AI Ideas

We want to hear from you on what you think are the most promising ideas for AI that can help improve teaching and learning - you can vote by clicking the up arrow next to the idea. You can filter by 'What does it do?' and 'AI Tools' or search for keywords.
What is the issue? Solution What does it do? What kinds of AI tools can be used? Votes
School leaders and policy makers struggle to use data due to low levels of data literacy. Current data dashboards rely on charts and not interpretations. AI can help interpret charts in dashboards at school level to allow for local planning. Analytics, Management and use of education information ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, ML: Regression, MM: Image2Text, NLP: Generation, NLP: Summarisation
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Students do not have enough support to prepare well for examinations. Generate revision questions and provide adaptive platforms to support examination preparation. Personalisation Large Language Models, ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, ML: Regression, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
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Assessments are often poorly assigned because of a lack of knowledge about which questions or tasks will be most effective. Evaluate the validity and effectiveness of assessment tasks. Analytics, Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, ML: Regression, NLP: Generation
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Assessments are not always effective, due to bias or a lack of connection with learning. Check existing assessments for alignment with curriculum and for bias. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
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Classroom assessments often fail to capture progress of those who cannot access written tests. Voice-AI can transcribe a verbally administered assessments. Digitisation, Inclusion Audio: ASR
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Marking of large-scale assessments is labour-intensive and prone to human error. AI can facilitate automatic marking of short answer written assessments. Analytics, Digitisation Large Language Models, ML: Classification, MM: Image2Text, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
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Screening for reading difficulties is complex and time consuming. AI diagnostic tools can listen and analyse student responses in verbal reading assessments and generate recommendations for inclusion. Analytics, Inclusion Audio: ASR, Large Language Models, ML: Classification, ML: Clustering, ML: Dimensionality Reduction, NLP: Generation
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Written assessments are challenging for students with reading difficulties and limits data availability on their progress. AI can read exam questions out to students. Inclusion Audio: Text2Speech
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Generation of meaningful assessments related to learning objectives is a skill requiring professional training and practice. AI can create assessment tasks that link to lesson plans and the curriculum. Content creation & adaptation Large Language Models, NLP: Generation, NLP: Text Classification
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How We Have Categorised

AI Tools

AI Tool Categories • Definitions

While developing our AI ideas list we’ve also put together a list of the AI tools that might be used to solve the issues set out in each idea. The aim is to help us identify and prioritise what tech to develop and to understand the problems we want to solve.

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What Does It Do?

Function • Purpose

Some of the AI applications are performing similar functions (even though serving different parts of the Teaching and Learning Framework). For example, AI chatbots could be used by teachers to support Teacher Learning, or by students to support Student Learning. We’ve put together eight functions that AI tools perform to solve the education issues identified. The aim is to help us group similar ideas together for ease of navigation.

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