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Making the case for testing: five takeaways from an Association of Test Publishers webinar

Posted by: John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director The COVID-19 crisis is challenging for all organizations.  From remote working to online assessments, many are rapidly adapting by moving their operations online.   Some test publishers and certification bodies have received calls to waive the testing requirements for certification or credentialing programs... Read More

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Questionmark making available Cambridge Assessment Thinking Skills Assessment

Posted by John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director One reason I got into the assessment business and one reason I feel passionately that the assessment community is a force for good in the world is that tests and exams promote fairness and openness. Assessments allow people of any gender, race... Read More

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Making the Switch from Paper: Why the Future of Assessment is Digital

Posted by: Kristin Bernor, Head of External Relations These days, everything from bills to books are available digitally, yet many organizations still rely on stacks of paper when it comes to assessments. For organizations that haven’t yet made the switch, here are some of the advantages of going digital: Fairness... Read More

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10 Reasons Why Frequent Testing Makes Sense

Posted by John Kleeman It matters to society, organizations and individuals that test results are trustable. Tests and exams are used to make important decisions about people and each failure of test security reduces that trustworthiness. There are several risks to test security, but two important ones are identity fraud and... Read More

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5 Things I Learned at the European Association of Test Publishers Conference Last Week

Posted by John Kleeman I just attended the Association of Test Publisher’s European conference (EATP), held last week in Madrid, and wanted to share some of what I learned. The Association of Test Publishers (ATP) is the trade association for the assessment industry and promotes good practice in assessment. Questionmark... Read More

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The Nineteen Responsibilities of an Assessment Data Controller under the GDPR

Posted by John Kleeman Back in 2014,  Questionmark produced a white paper covering what at the time was a fairly specialist subject - what assessment organizations needed to do to ensure compliance with European data protection law. With the GDPR in place in 2018, with its extra-territorial reach and potential... Read More

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Judgement is at the Heart of nearly every Business Scandal: How can we Assess it?

Posted by John Kleeman How does an organization protect itself from serious mistakes and resultant corporate fines? An excellent Ernst & Young report on risk reduction explains that an organization needs rules and that they are immensely important in defining the parameters in which teams and individuals operate. But the... Read More