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Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC)

Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Supporting test building and security enhancement with Zimbabwe School Examinations Council

Zimsec’s aim was to deliver better quality examination content, reduce the risk of leakages and ensure tighter operational control over exam authoring.

They chose GradeMaker Pro because it offered them the flexibility to involve a wide range of contributors in the authoring process, without creating technical barriers to use.

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC)

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) Supporting item banking and security enhancement with the Botswana Examinations Council

In the space of just two years, the Botswana Examinations Council has made their test development process much more efficient by moving their authoring online. The Botswana Examinations Council is responsible for the conduct and management of examinations and assessments at general education. They give thousands of primary and secondary students the opportunity to gain important qualifications every year. With the support of GradeMaker technology, BEC has been able to successfully digitize their question paper development process. Within GradeMaker Pro they now manage their entire workflow in one place, ensuring the automated progression of papers, from first draft to final […]

National Centre for External Evaluation of Education (NCEEE)

National Centre for External Evaluation of Education (NCEEE) NCEE Croatia

The National Centre for External Evaluation of Education (NCEEE) is responsible for the conduct of examinations in Croatia. The NCEE is preparing a new examination and looked to the introduction of e-authoring technology to improve working processes, especially during the Covid pandemic. They were also looking to drive improvements overall in the quality, security and efficiency of their test development operations. More details coming soon.

Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB)

Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Supporting assessment authoring, quality assurance and test publishing with the Independent Schools Examination Board

The Independent Schools Examinations Board is best known for producing the Common Entrance exams – taken to enter independent schools in the UK and overseas. The examinations are set by highly qualified and experienced teachers and are seen as the gold standard for assessment at 11+ and 13+. Already a long time customer of Stephen Austin (part of our group) for its secure exam printing , ISEB was keen to innovate and move its authoring processes online. Now in our fifth year, our partnership is very strong and we continue to work together to get the best results.

Mauritius Examination Syndicate (MES)

Mauritius Examination Syndicate (MES) MES

Facing the advent of lockdown measures because of Covid 19, the MES wanted to ensure that the process of setting exams could continue to be able to meet its deadlines whilst also keeping high levels of security and confidentiality.  With this situation, they felt that using a reliable online exam authoring technology solution would help them through. Read the full case study

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands introduced GradeMaker Analytics to drive the evaluation of school performance at all levels from Year 1 to Year 13. They also wanted to use it to monitor student progress throughout primary education using value added models, estimates/predictions, standardised tests and national tests. Finally they were looking to provide challenging estimates/predictions of future performance which could be used to provide aspirational targets for all students in the Cayman Islands for outcomes at the end of primary school and secondary school, as well as benchmarking their performance against international standards. Three years into their project they are now really […]

The Philippine-based Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has partnered with GradeMaker

CEM is a well-respected independent assessment body based in the Philippines, providing a diverse set of high-stakes assessments to the academe, professional organizations and other industries for their various testing needs. CEM began working with GradeMaker to seek solutions for enhancing their item bank authoring systems. Amongst their priorities were to automate test construction, enhance security, and make further developments to quality control procedures. Following a successful pilot, CEM has now chosen GradeMaker Pro to be their new authoring platform, to support them in streamlining their services. Father Roderick C. Salazar, Jr., SVD, Acting CEO at CEM said:  “GradeMaker Pro is […]