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Scaling up to global delivery while maintaining an individual focus

February 13th 2024

As we enter 2024, test owners will be revisiting their assessment strategies, looking to drive greater efficiencies wherever possible. While every organisation has its own strategic goals with respect to computer-based testing, a common priority is finding ways to successfully scale up exam delivery. In this article, we provide some thoughts on the best ways to approach scaling up your exam programme.

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Efficiency and Evolution: How AI can transform the EPA landscape in 2024

February 13th 2024

A blog by Tad Chapman, Vocational Education Solutions Lead, at risr/ The longstanding challenge for the end-point assessment (EPA) sector has been reconciling the rising demand for assessments with a limited ability to scale in parallel – leading to strain and pressure on the EPA system. So, as we look ahead to what 2024 will bring, I expect this need for greater efficiency will remain a key issue for the...

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Implementing AI-assisted Grading in Education: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid

February 13th 2024

More and more education providers are looking to integrate AI grading into their programmes. Automation is your friend, especially AI-assisted learning and grading. We’re all trying to do more with less, and the pressures on providers are undeniable. AI equals impressive scalability and greater efficiency, data analytics and progress-tracking insights that enable educators to identify individual learning needs and analyse wider trends. And all that comes with less admin! So, to help you with decision-making, let’s look at the whys and wherefores and the what, where, and why of AI grading, along with some of the pitfalls.

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Unleashing the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Online Assessment Tools

February 13th 2024

The recent advancement in the realms of Artificial Intelligence has opened up frontiers for improvements in the way technology can transform education. One of the key areas in education where AI in technology can positively improve effectiveness is online assessments. From automated item generation to personalized assessments, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we teach, assess, and learn. We will delve into this blog post, exploring opportunities and applications AI can bring for online assessment tools.

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Supporting Student Assessment in Saskatchewan

December 11th 2023

An article by Dr. Richard Jones, President, RMJ Assessment Many innovative summative and formative provincial student assessment initiatives have been implemented across Canada over the past few years. In recent articles, I have described e-assessment programs and the value of large-scale assessments in Ontario (e-assessment Supports School and School System Improvement in Ontario) 1 and British Columbia (Reimagining Assessment in British Columbia). 2The purpose of this article is to provide...

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How can secondary camera improve integrity of online proctoring

November 27th 2023

Online proctoring introduces unique challenges for both organizations and proctors. In the digital realm, the absence of physical oversight, inherent in traditional exams, leaves room for candidates to resort to dishonest practices. Proctors grapple with several issues, including the need for comprehensive monitoring to ensure candidates refrain from cheating during exams, a task demanding vigilant supervision. Another challenge involves simultaneously overseeing multiple candidates, making it difficult to maintain close scrutiny over each individual. Amidst these challenges, proctors must also prioritize creating a positive assessment experience for candidates undergoing online proctoring exams, striking a delicate balance between vigilance and candidate satisfaction.

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