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New Zealand Qualifications Authority announce new programme to get schools ready for digital exams

October 14th 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 30, 2019 Schools planning to offer digital exams this year can get their technical readiness assessed through a new programme led by Network for Learning (N4L) in partnership with NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Beginning this week, N4L, the Crown company tasked with managing schools’ internet services, will offer a technical assessment to more than 220 schools that have signalled their interest to NZQA in offering...

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Vretta’s e-assessment platform to raise the proficiency in mathematics for new teachers in England

September 27th 2019

Vretta. 24 Sept 2019. The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) has entered into a partnership with Vretta to raise the mathematics proficiency of new teachers with a custom version of Vretta’s Elevate My Maths platform to upgrade the fundamental maths skills of new teachers. "With the recent educational policy changes, teacher trainer organisations in England have the added responsibility of ensuring the literacy and numeracy skills of new teachers....

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LSAT Goes All-Digital With September Administration

September 27th 2019

September 23, 2019. Original post from LSAC blog. Reproduced with permission. "Fall has been a historically busy season to take the LSAT and this fall is no different with more than 21,000 individuals registered for last Saturday’s September test administration. What made this particular administration unique was that it marked the first all-digital LSAT. Additionally, severe weather conditions, including a tropical storm that dumped up to 40 inches of rain in...

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Surpass announces integration with Dropbox to provide offline marking capabilities for the Institute of Masters of Wine

September 5th 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine, a highly respected professional organisation which promotes excellence and knowledge in the art, science and business of wine, has worked with BTL to develop a unique solution to their need for the offline marking of their rigorous examinations. Development of a solution involved a year-long pilot of the process which is now complete. BTL and the IMW have hailed this as a success, allowing...

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Pearson wins national Egyptian e-assessment contract

August 29th 2019

July 22, 2019. Reproduced with permission from Pearson. https://www.pearson.com/corporate/news/media/news-announcements/2019/07/pearson-wins-national-egyptian-assessment-contract-.html Represents biggest global testing contract by volume for Pearson, with 125 million online assessments to be taken over four year period LONDON: JULY 22 2019 – Pearson, the world’s learning company, today announced that it has successfully delivered the first phase of a key assessment contract supporting the Egyptian government in reforming Egypt’s national assessment programme for grades 10-12. Pearson is supporting...

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Blog Post: Does Einstein’s Theory Apply to Exams…..?

July 1st 2019

Published on June 20, 2019 by eAA Board Member, Graham Hudson on LinkedIn. Well, it’s not really one of his theories. It’s something that is attributed to him – that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Thinking of this made me reflect on my career in examinations. What does the school exam world look like now compared with 1983 when I...

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