Our story

GradeMaker is a young company, passionate about using technology to solve challenges. Our starting point was the belief that while exams should be demanding, making them shouldn’t be.

In 2014, we put together a dynamic team of exam and technology experts and challenged ourselves to deliver the best possible system to help exam setters globally. We wanted to create a tool that would really empower authoring teams to create the highest quality tests, work more efficiently and keep their content very secure.

Seven years in, we think we have the best tool anywhere, supporting innovative and secure approaches to test development. We now have customers around the world, large and small, and we continue to look for new ways to deliver more – helping to make the business of exam development better. And what’s more, along the way we’ve made it easier for authors to work remotely together – and helped organisations take their exams online.

Why not join us to start your journey to online exams? Contact us for a free demo today at info@grademaker.com.

Our group 


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GradeMaker is part of the Stephen Austin Group.   Established in 1768, Stephen Austin specialises in the security printing, packaging and distribution of high-stakes examinations for governments and awarding bodies worldwide. 

Based in Hertford, England, Stephen Austin brings over seventy years’ experience in the demanding field of examination production and distribution.  They currently work with over 70 Ministries of Education and Awarding Bodies and deliver over 2 billion pages of confidential assessment materials to over 150 countries every year. Stephen Austin’s purpose is to help their customers maintain stakeholder trust in their high-stakes examinations.  They achieve this by delivering assessment materials of the highest international standards of security, quality and accuracy. 

Through GradeMaker, the Stephen Austin Group is supporting its customers and many other awarding bodies on their e-assessment journey.  

“At GradeMaker we are passionate about assessment. We are committed to ensuring our software delivers real improvements to exam organisations. Driving up the quality of assessment improves the quality of education. We want to help every student, wherever they are in the world, get the best life chances through good education.

David Haggie, Managing Director