Developing valid and reliable tests is complicated. The necessary confidentiality, plus the inevitable complexity of test production means that you need something which ticks ALL the boxes, but what are those boxes?
If you are part of an awarding bodies and want to make sure you cover all your bases when identifying and prioritising exam authoring software requirements, this guide is for you.
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 […]
Has your organisation ever had to adapt as fast as it did this year?
If your answer is ‘never’, you’re not alone.
Most exam providers have found that the strain of responding to the Covid crisis has shown up some cracks in traditional approaches, but it has also created some unexpected opportunities for them too.
The National Centre for Educational Evaluation (NCEE) 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 its test development operations. ‘ We were pleased to be able to adopt GradeMaker pro for live exams authoring, after an initial trial of the software. GradeMaker Pro has helped us continue to write exams, even during the Covid pandemic.’ Natalija Curkovic, Senior Expert Advisor. […]
GradeMaker Pro is a finalist in the Cool Tool category in the #EdTechAwards 2021. The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. The Managing Director, David Haggie, said, ‘We are totally committed to transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. So I am really delighted that GradeMaker Pro has been recognised by the #EdTechAwards this year.’
GradeMaker Pro exam authoring technology (as part of our group*) has been selected following a rigorous process to be on the British Council framework for suppliers of assessment technology globally. We are looking forward to working with them to deliver exam services worldwide. * Stephen Austin
We’re living in a transformative moment for how people create and deliver exams. That’s why we are launching a new ‘print ready’ function in the GradeMaker Pro exam-authoring software in Spring 2021, which will save you time – and money. You will be able to create fully templated print ready exam papers at the click of a button. What’s more, to match the preview we offer currently for online exam player output, you will now be able to preview the final print ready papers within the software too. The style sheet driven output is ready to be printed, coming to you […]
GradeMaker supports both whole paper authoring and item banking. However we recommend considering item banking to build resilience and flexibility in these turbulent times. Download our short paper to find out more.
GradeMaker are very pleased to be working with the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC). 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 […]
We are pleased to share this case study of how we helped one African exam board carry on delivering high quality exams during lockdown. GradeMaker_CaseStudy_Mauritius_web