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The LSAT is going digital exclusively on Microsoft Surface Go tablets

December 14th 2018

Published in TheVerge.com By Shannon Liao@Shannon_Liao  Dec 10, 2018, 9:00am EST "The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an integral part of law school admission in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. LSAT scores are accepted by all American Bar Association-approved law schools and Canadian common-law law schools." "Whether you’re applying to law school, are a lawyer, or just have a great love for the show Suits, it might interest you...

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Digital NCEA exams reflect modern-world imperatives

December 14th 2018

The Southland Times Dec 04 2018 EDITORIAL: The very phrase "digital examinations" brings a couple of quite different scenarios to mind. Each potentially involves a measure of discomfort in pursuit of important information. Most recently, in the educational rather than medical context, it relates to the announcement that next year 14 NCEA subjects will offer end-of-year digital exams. That's a substantial gathering of momentum from the trials and pilot examinations that have been used since...

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Opportunities for improving quality of marking

December 10th 2018

Published by Ofqual, UK. November 27  "Ofqual takes the quality of marking of GCSEs, AS and A levels very seriously. Taken by more than a million students every year, we recognise that trust in the results of these qualifications is essential to public confidence. We have conducted a substantial programme of research over the past 5 years aimed at finding improvements in a system that in many ways already delivers...

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Why do we tolerate human over machine error?

December 3rd 2018

Blog reproduced with kind permission from RM Results,  20 November 2018. Human error is cited as the primary contributing factor in major disasters and accidents in industries. In fact, research suggests that regardless of the activity or task, humans make 3 to 6 errors per hour and on average 50 errors per day (or at least, ‘per work shift’). In comparison, technical or machine malfunction cause only a small percentage. Yet, even with this knowledge, we...

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SoNET Systems wins tender with Swedish National Agency for Education – Skolverket

November 28th 2018

Swedish National Agency for Education and SoNET Systems Announcement As a result of the procurement process for the National Digital Assessment Platform, the selected supplier has been announced as SoNET Systems Pty Ltd from Melbourne Australia. "The Swedish National Agency for Education was commissioned to develop and provide digitalized national tests and material to support assessment for the compulsory school and for the upper secondary school level. The commission to...

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Oxford University Press launches new on-screen English language test

October 17th 2018

Global launch of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford Test of English in collaboration with RM Results & PSI. OUP wanted an online testing system that could deliver an adaptive English language test across multiple assessment types. They wanted to offer students and businesses more flexibility in deciding when to sit a test, and to deliver faster results compared to traditional language exams. In 2016, OUP began the search for...

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