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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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PSI Acquires the Assets of Learndirect’s eAssessment Business in the UK

April 16th 2018

April 13, 2018 London, UK – April 13, 2018 – PSI Services (UK) Limited (PSI), a global workforce solution provider with over 70 years’ experience in assessment and talent measurement today announced that it has reached agreement to acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business.  Under the deal, PSI will take over learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.  The acquisition marks the...

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Open University appoints Acting Vice-Chancellor

April 16th 2018

The Open University has announced that Professor Mary Kellett is to be Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University. In a statement Richard Gillingwater, Pro-Chancellor, said: "I have every confidence that Mary will bring the right blend of experience and leadership to the University to take us forward." Professor Mary Kellett Mary Kellett, in a message to staff on Friday April 13 2018 said: "I realise what a time of great turmoil...

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