Quality will always be the primary consideration when developing high-stakes exams.
So at a time of transition from paper to online test delivery, a key challenge will be in ensuring your quality assurance process remains robust as you introduce new workflows, new item types, and new ways of trialling tests.
Two-Factor Authentication is now standard to most high-stakes online services, but its benefits are not limited to simply enhancing security. By modernising authoring technology to incorporate 2FA you can now significantly improve your processes in other ways too.
These innovations have made it easier for exam creators to design, review and deliver assessments, ultimately improving the overall testing experience.
As 2022 draws to a close, we’re pleased to share a round-up of changes and highlights with you, our valued customers.
When Automatic Typesetting went live last year, awarding bodies were immediately keen to begin using it to speed up their exam typesetting.
Since then, Exam Coordinators and Administrators have been able to use it to reduce their production times.
We are proud to be helping many of these awarding organisations to tackle the biggest challenges to the security and efficiency processes underpinning their question paper development.
Find out more about how these changes have been achieved.
The quality assurance that makes great assessments possible also needs efficient management of test development processes.
This is why the most forward-thinking organisations are focussing on improving their workflows with an ‘authoring first’ approach to systems innovation.
We have recently expanded the range of user roles in our authoring management toolkit. Developed with input from the leading awarding bodies we work with, these tools reduce the admin burden of manually assigning permissions and passing over work.
It is the ultimate goal of assessment development that every paper and result be as credible, reliable, and valid as possible.
This is more important than ever in light of the May 2022 revisions to the quality and standards conditions of registration from the Office for Students.
The more eyes you can get on each test, the better chance you have of spotting and removing errors. However, you run the risk of vital feedback getting lost or missed along the way.
GradeMaker Pro offers a number of features to help you address this risk and run rigorous quality assurance processes more efficiently.