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
GradeMaker is pleased to announce that it is working closely with a significant awarding body in Africa to help solve exam authoring challenges caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The project has migrated 30 subjects from traditional paper-based to online authoring in just 4 months, using the GradeMaker Pro platform. Set-up and training for their 200 users was completed in less than one month. Working online with supportive collaboration ensures that this organisation can continue to develop high-quality exam materials, efficiently and securely, whilst lockdown restrictions are in place. The Director said “Thanks to the GradeMaker authoring software, we will be […]
We are pleased to announce that GradeMaker Ltd has been awarded ISO 27001 certification, an internationally recognised standard of information security management, for our provision of secure software and secure services to educational organisations in the fields of assessment testing and data analysis. This means that our processes and systems are robust in protecting our data, and that of our clients.
We are pleased to announce that The Ministry of Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education have chosen GradeMaker Pro to do all their exam authoring. We look forward to helping them implement the software and working with them towards transforming their exam authoring to improve quality, security and efficiency.
We are pleased to be certified for Cyber Essential Plus , a Government run scheme which recognises strong protection against cyber attacks. Security is at the heart of what we do: it is crucial to us and to our customers.
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Board (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 third year of using the GradeMaker Pro software and are using it successfully to write 37 subjects. Read the case study.
We are pleased to announce that Jackie Applegate will be joining us as Head of Operations in December 2019. Jackie brings a wealth of experience in supporting customers with technology-enabled change. She has previously worked as Chief Operating Officer at O.R.X and before that as Project Director on assessment projects at RM Education. David Haggie, Managing Director said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Jackie to GradeMaker and we all look forward to working with her as she leads the delivery of our services to clients around the world.’
WJEC is a leading examination board, providing qualifications and exam assessment to schools and colleges in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and independent regions. As part of WJEC’s continuous improvement strategy, they are working with GradeMaker on a pilot online exam authoring project. The project will provide an opportunity for WJEC to trial different approaches to exam development, develop new and improved authoring procedures and deliver the bilingual needs of its learners and examination teams. Ian Edwards, Operations Director, WJEC said ‘ We chose GradeMaker Pro because of its functionality without compromising our security requirements. We look forward to our customers […]