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Assessing Higher-Order Thinking Skills

June 18th 2024

Large-scale assessments can be tedious and stressful for test takers, but test developers can change that by creating assessments that are engaging, effective and provide deeper insights into the higher-order thinking ability of students. In a previous article, I outlined rationales for conducting large-scale student assessments and offered a high-level summary of the many benefits of conducting them in a digital format. This article expands upon how assessments can be enhanced to make them more engaging and effective for test takers.

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Decoding the Future: A Guide to Choosing AI for Test Development

June 18th 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is among the latest topics in almost every industry today. Specifically in assessment and education, AI has revolutionized traditional methodologies enabling greater efficiency and accuracy. From automating item generation and grading processes to facilitating adaptive testing and personalized learning experiences, AI is reshaping how tests are developed, administered, and evaluated.

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Using generative AI in item development: What does the future hold?

June 17th 2024

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools have produced both excitement and uncertainty across many industries, and the global assessments landscape is no exception. As AI has become more powerful and accessible, high-stakes testing methods have evolved in parallel. An increasing number of exam content creators have started actively exploring how AI technologies might be used to develop test items for a range of assessments. With AI dominating media headlines around the world, Neil Wilkinson, Manager of Content for EMEA and India, at Pearson VUE, explores some of the key considerations and what the future holds for item development and AI.

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Selecting the Right e-Assessment Platform | Part 2: Maximising Your Demo

May 22nd 2024

A blog by Cristina Gilbert, copywriter and content manager, Cirrus You’re on the hunt for an e-assessment platform. The world’s gone digital, and the pandemic didn’t just nudge but rather shoved us towards online solutions seemingly overnight. Maybe you’re using clunky, outdated legacy software or perhaps you’re ready for an alternative to the mountains of paper exams and expensive test centres that are a logistical nightmare. In our previous blog...

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Privacy concerns with online proctoring and how to address them

May 21st 2024

Online proctoring has been used to deliver tests and exams for well over a decade. During the last four years, we have seen this method for secure remote testing grow rapidly in popularity. In 2019, just 1.5% of PSI tests were delivered using online proctoring. In 2023, this increased to over 30%. However, as more test takers use online proctoring, privacy concerns have also grown. The very nature of online proctoring, where a proctor observes a test taker using their webcam and microphone, raises questions about privacy and data security.

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The latest test delivery trends- a blog from PSI Services

May 21st 2024

We have seen that while the changing environment around us might pose threats, it can also present opportunities. And when we work together to adapt and innovate, it’s possible to get in front of expected change – while putting ourselves in the best possible position to respond to unexpected events. Of course, we don’t have a crystal ball. But what we do have is almost as good – data, insights,...

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