The Botswana Examinations Council is mandated to conduct all the school exams in Botswana.
The Council, in its current 3 year strategy, had conceived the use of an e-authoring solution as a step towards developing an Item Bank in year 2 of the strategy.
However, following significant disruption to their exam cycle due to Covid 19, BEC decided to fast track the e-authoring solution and is now implementing GradeMaker’s authoring technology to help get their key exams back on track, and build resilience by putting in place the foundations for full adoption of e-authoring across all of their examinations.
“BEC is using the opportunity created by the pandemic to fast track the development of the high level e-assessment strategy to innovate our exam processes. We selected GradeMaker Pro technology because it enables secure authoring, even remotely, as well as improvements in efficiencies through workflow management.” – Sheila Barungwi, Directorate of Product Development & Standards