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Analysis: Should pupils be able use their own computers in the exam hall?

February 9th 2018

TES. 2nd February 2018 Will Hazell Should students be allowed to do exams on their own laptops and tablets? Or would it distort results and cause unfairness? When asked to picture public examinations, most people will imagine a cavernous hall, with students sat at rows and rows of desks beavering away at questions using pen and paper. But has pen and paper had its day – and should we be letting pupils do their exams on their own...

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NAPLAN: Robot marking of school tests scrapped by education ministers

January 30th 2018

Article source: ABC.net.au By national education reporter Natasha Robinson for ABC Updated Mon 29 Jan at 2:25am "A controversial move towards "robot marking" of NAPLAN tests has been scrapped, the Education Council has confirmed. Key points: "Automated essay scoring" will not be used for marking of NAPLAN writing scripts The national assessment authority ACARA had strongly argued for robot marking, insisting it was as reliable as humans A prominent US academic had called...

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Unity partners with testing firm Pearson VUE to roll out Unity Certification tests globally

December 20th 2017

via pocketgamer.biz "Unity has partnered with computer-based testing firm Pearson VUE to roll out its Unity Certification program worldwide. Developers can now take a test in one of 5,000 test centres in 180 countries around the globe. It will allow them to prove that they are capable of certain abilities within Unity, which can make them more attractive to potential employers. Unity has also added three new tests to its...

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International e-Assessment Awards programme open for entries

November 30th 2017

The e-Assessment Awards, organised by the e-Assessment Association, is now open for entries for the 2018 Awards. The Awards, now entering a second year, were developed to highlight and celebrate the outstanding and positive contributions that technology makes across all forms of assessment. Aiming to showcase the very best practice, research and innovation, the awards hold a unique position that cuts across all of education; from school, through further and...

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Slovenian experts laud novelties in Azerbaijan’s education system

October 2nd 2017

Azer News 29 September 2017. By Amina Nazarli Starting this year Azerbaijan's education system has moved to a new assessment method regarding the results of the nine-year education of students at secondary schools. The newly-developed national assessment method stipulates testing of knowledge through open-ended questions along with test exams. This March-April, 115,000 students have already participated in this examination, which differed from the previously used test system. To further improve the system and ensure experience exchange, the...

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ProctorExam and Assessment Systems Corporation Partner

September 27th 2017

Proctor Exam launched in 2014 to offer creative solutions to enhance assessment security, with 360-degree monitoring with users' smart devices and a full range of proctoring options, with their latest introduction, 'Proctoring Infrastructure as a Service'. Assessment Systems Corporation has been operating in the field of assessment and testing since 1979, providing both software for testing and psychometrics (with a focus on item response theory and computerised adaptive testing) and...

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