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The keyboard is mightier than the pen – the future of e-assessment

February 8th 2019

Reproduced with permission from RMResults. First published 4th December 2018 | by Nicky Smith, Education writer The words “the pen is mightier than the sword” were first written 175 years ago by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in a play he wrote called ‘Cardinal Richelieu’. The protagonist, Richelieu, thinking about a battle against another country says “The pen is mightier than the sword… Take away the sword; States can be saved without it!’ Now perhaps...

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Why do we tolerate human over machine error?

December 3rd 2018

Human error is cited as the primary contributing factor in major disaster and accidents in industry.....Yet, even with this knowledge, we are more likely to forgive human error over machine – why is this? Blog post reproduced with kind permission from RM Results.

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ACT Assessment systems are changing!

September 6th 2018

The Association of Corporate Treasurers, ACT announced in August that they have undergone an overhaul of their assessment systems. Listening to feedback and with the aim that students can take their exams stress-free and perform to the best of their ability, ACT decided to partner with BTL and opted for remote invigilation software, ProctorExam. This blog post explores the changes further.

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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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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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New Assessment Expert Group reports on first meeting

July 19th 2017 Tags:

As reported in our July members newsletter, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) & AlphaPlus Consultancy have set up a new Assessment Expert Group. With their kind permission, we have reproduced the report from the first meeting. Thursday 29 June 2017 – Summary of outcomes What are the major issues, challenges and opportunities for the way we assess learners over the medium to long term future and what new and emerging approaches will be...

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