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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.

Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC)

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

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) is an internationally accredited examinations board responsible for high stakes school assessments. Zimsec is at the heart of Zimbabwe’s education sector, and is widely regarded as a centre of excellence within Africa. The Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) wanted to strengthen the security and increase the quality and efficiency of its examination production processes. The Zimsec Board and Senior Management therefore decided to use an electronic item banking system to deliver better quality examination content, reduce the risk of leakages and ensure tighter operational control over exam authoring. They are now in their fifth […]

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 […]

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC)

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

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 […]

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 really […]