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Phillip John, Executive Chair SCHOLAR and eAA Board Member, in Queen’s birthday honours list

June 20th 2018

Phillip John OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc is Professor of Chemistry and former Senior Dean at Heriot-Watt University. He has over 180 research publications, managed over fifty research grants, supervised over thirty PhD students and given numerous invited lectures at national and international conferences. Apart from his teaching, research and administrative duties he has, since the inception of SCHOLAR in 1999 headed the academic development team devising the pedagogical design and,...

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RM Results secures new e-marking project with the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board

June 15th 2018

In March 2018, RM Results signed a 32 month contract with the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) to deliver their new Integrated Digitisation of Scripts and Electronic Marking System (iDSEM). This new project will enable the SEAB to scan student answer booklets to a system developed by RM Results in partnership with Datascan, to then be marked onscreen using RM Assessor. Steve Harrington, RM Results Account Director commented: “We...

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Reality vs. Myth: What you need to know now about Remote Invigilation

June 4th 2018 Tags: ,

By Louella Morton, Executive Director, TestReach I was recently at an assessment event and in one of the sessions the speaker authoritatively told the audience that you need a minimum internet connection speed of 5Mb per second to take a remotely invigilated exam. As the provider of a remote invigilation solution, we run thousands of exams delivered by remote invigilation (RI) and our standard recommendation for candidates is a minimum...

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STAAR Test Glitches Results In Six Digit Fine And The State Rebidding The Test Contract (Texas)

May 31st 2018

WTAW News. May 25 2018 "For the second time in three years, the company that administers STAAR tests to Texas public school students has been fined following glitches during the test period. And the Texas education commissioner has announced the agency will rebid the contracts for STAAR, the STAAR Alternate 2 test, and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS). According to a news release from the Texas Education...

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Improving Education – Standardised assessments for schools

May 18th 2018

First Published: 22 Sep 2017 on gov.scot Scotland "Standardised assessments will help empower schools to tackle the attainment gap and drive improvements in education, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said. Online assessments, which have been available since 24 August, help teachers judge how well children are doing in reading, writing and numeracy and plan next steps in their learning. Speaking at an international education improvement conference in Glasgow, Mr Swinney confirmed...

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The e-Assessment Awards: Winners announced for the 2018 international awards

April 19th 2018

19 April: The winners of the second international e-Assessment Awards were announced last night at The e-Assessment Association’s gala dinner, held in London. The international award programme is dedicated purely to advancements in e-assessment, to applaud and learn from the latest innovations from right across the education sector - from school, college and university based learning to work-based education and professional licensure. Receiving a record number of high calibre applications...

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