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.
If you offer End Point Assessments (EPAs) for UK apprenticeship schemes, it’s likely your EPA Plan will include some form of Knowledge Test.
In this article, Shaun Crowley from GradeMaker provides five tips for improving the efficiency of your test development process, so you can scale up your operations while meeting your regulatory obligations.
Many assessment developers are hesitant to jump into the world of e-testing with both feet, wary of its potential impact on the quality, reliability, or security of their assessments.
This guide will give you some options for futureproofing your processes one step at a time to make the transition more manageable.
Awarding bodies now face more online security risks than ever. In this guide our Chief Technology Officer, Jim Allen, outlines the 3 most common security risks in exam authoring, and how your awarding organisation can address them.
Item banking is becoming increasingly popular.
In this article we’ll summarise why assessment banking is proving a successful approach for high-stakes exam providers.
From January 2022, the Group, a trusted partner to high-stakes awarding organisations
worldwide, will draw on the expertise of Simon Lebus, formerly Chief Executive of Cambridge
Assessment and Interim Chief Regulator at Ofqual and Terry Sweeney, CEO of online education
specialists Insendi and former CEO of RM Education Plc.
This year we were delighted to speak at the Beyond Multiple Choice conference, a three day virtual event where assessment leaders from around the world shared ideas on innovating and improving all areas of testing.
David Haggie, assessment enthusiast and Managing Director of GradeMaker, ran a session investigating the barriers to innovation that plague so many high-stakes assessment providers, and how stagnant authoring processes are often the root cause.
Organisations wanting to implement innovations in their assessments need to start by establishing good authoring processes.
Whether you want to enhance the quality and security of your processes, lay a strong foundation for print and digital testing, or just want to improve the efficiency of your production, a solid authoring system is crucial to success.
Developing a high-stakes exam is a logistical challenge – a challenge that continues long after the exam is written. The final typesetting and design process may eat into months of your production cycle and take a large proportion of your budget.
We have been hearing for years that this is a huge issue for testing organisations, slowing everything down and putting extra pressure on production teams.
If these issues sound familiar, then instant typesetting is for you.