City & Guilds, the charitable business and renowned royal charter organisation for skills, has today confirmed its use of digital authoring programme, GradeMaker Pro, for the next three years.
City & Guilds initially used GradeMaker Pro for a nine-month pilot to trial the platform and investigate how it could help improve the business’s existing assessment production process.
In this webinar John Winkley and Hannah Rowe share insights into the lessons learned from awarding bodies who have implemented question item banking.
They share their decades of experience working closely with test developers, presenting the most critical Dos and Don’ts when moving to item banking.
From reviewers, to senior approvers, from asset managers to typesetters, it takes a multitude of people – all with different roles – to get a paper ready for the exam hall.
Navigating this situation can pose logistical challenges for everyone involved.
In the fast-evolving world of assessment development, it is important for test providers to stay ahead of the curve. One concept that is gaining increasing attention in this field is that of “technical debt”.
Balancing accountability and efficiency in your exam development process is critical. Version Compare is a brand-new feature in the GradeMaker suite that will help you to maintain the accuracy and consistency of exam content.
Digital technology has revolutionized the way language tests are created, enabling test providers to offer more accurate, efficient, and accessible assessments.
However, organisations who have focused entirely on shifting the delivery of their assessments have come unstuck when the authoring side of their process has not been able to keep up.
AQA – the UK’s leading assessment organisation – has acquired GradeMaker, a specialist assessment technology company, with the aim of expanding the platform’s capabilities to deliver even better services for all its customers.
Implementing a decentralized authoring process can bring significant benefits to organisations and even reduce some of the risks associated with traditional authoring methods.
Exam providers are protecting themselves from disruption by using specialized, integrated tools to manage each area of their operation.
Find out more about how we support this future-ready way of working.
Exploring new test authoring systems can be complicated. There are lots of options available and weighing their pros and cons is a lot of work. And because rolling out a new exams system is a significant investment; you’ll want to be sure you have chosen the best value service that meets your specific needs. All too often, however, systems designed to modernise exams neglect the critical authoring side of the process. The tools which come as part of most exam delivery systems are often too simplistic – if they are present at all. Your team can be left having to […]