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AERA, APA, and NCME Announce the Open Access Release of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

March 3rd 2021

Washington, March 1, 2021 The American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council for Measurement in Education (NCME) are pleased to announce that the current edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing is now available as a free download in English and Spanish. Readers have the option of downloading the book as a pdf, a pdf eBook, and an ePub eBook. Published collaboratively by...

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Transitioning to digital assessment in high stakes exams: to dip a toe, or take the plunge?

March 2nd 2021

In a fast-changing world, assessment does not have the choice of standing still. Technology is embedded in the lives and learning experiences of students, and assessment needs to embrace this change. Digital solutions can drive improvement in assessment and mitigate the disruption of studies caused by Covid-19, but awarding organisations face many challenges when transitioning from paper to digital assessment.  Digital assessment can open-up a world of benefits for students,...

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Deakin University partners with PebblePad to support graduate employability and digital assessment.

March 2nd 2021

Located in Victoria, Australia, Deakin is a globally connected university with an international reputation for excellence in digital learning environments and blended learning. Deakin has chosen to partner with PebblePad in supporting their 60,000 students through every step of the learning journey. Pebble Pad have published a blog post which looks at how PebblePad aligns with Deakin’s leadership and strategy in digital capability for developing future-ready graduates. To read more, please...

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TCS iON IntelliGem: Empowering Young learners with 21st Century Skills

March 2nd 2021

A featured article by one of our sponsors Introduction Education is fundamental for achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just society, and promoting national development. And TCS iON is contributing its bit towards nation development by providing this fundamental opportunity to students in their formative years through many innovative ways. And one such way of imparting education and knowledge is TCS iON IntelliGem. IntelliGem is first of its...

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Vretta and Wiquid Collaborate to Deliver Portable Custom Interactions

March 2nd 2021

The benefits of the interoperability of assessment items are more evident than ever before. The trend at a growing majority of examination bodies, research institutions, and ministries of education around the world has been steadily leaning towards collaborating and sharing large-scale e-assessment items for use in their jurisdictions. At the center of this collaboration are Portable Custom Interactions (PCIs). These are typically technology-enhanced items (TEIs) designed to follow best practices...

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Blog: The State of Credentialing: A Year in Review

March 2nd 2021

By Rory McCorkle, PhD. is the Senior Vice President, Business Development & Client Success at PSI Services Despite the well documented challenges of 2020, there were silver linings. Like many people, I developed a love for hiking and sports - particularly soccer and boxing - and I welcomed multiple houseplants and a kitten to my household! All allowing me to enjoy time that would have previously been spent on a plane.  When it comes to credentialing, Covid-19 forced us all to rapidly adapt to an online world. And with this move, the pace of progressive change was fast-tracked. Not only...

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