Best Practice General Security Standards Writing Assessments

4 Tips to Help Ensure the Security of Intellectual Property

Posted by Julie Chazyn Protecting the intellectual property contained in a test or exam is essential, not only because of the time, effort and cost of creating assessments but also because IP theft undermines the accurate measurement of knowledge and skills. Protecting intellectual property protects the credibility of tests. Here are... Read More

Best Practice General Security Standards Writing Assessments

Delivering Assessments Securely: What delivery environment is best?

Posted by Joan Phaup In a previous post I mentioned that the stakes of an assessment should drive decisions about delivery and security requirements. Today I'd like to share this chart that can help you determine what delivery environment would be suitable for various types of assessments. The chart appears in... Read More

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Test Maintenance: Can’t Live Without It!

Posted by Joan Phaup I enjoyed talking recently with Shannon Bonner of Southern California Edison about the importance of good test maintenance and how to establish solid test maintenance practices. Listen to this podcast for tips about how to maintain the underlying validity of  assessments, ensure the quality of questions and protect... Read More

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Psychometrics 101: How do I know if my assessment is reliable? (Part 1)

Posted by Greg Pope At last week’s Questionmark Users Conference I presented a session on item and test analysis, and part of that session dealt with test score reliability. “Reliability” is used in everyday language: “My car runs reliably” means it starts every time. In the assessment realm we talk... Read More

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Defense in Depth: Security for SCORM and Beyond

Posted by Tom King My earlier post, The Importance of Security and Integrity of Performance Data addressed a specific emerging SCORM security issue. It also raised the issue of “Defense in Depth” as an approach for improving security. Here are some defense in depth approaches you can use right now... Read More

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The Importance of Security and Integrity of Performance Data

Posted by Tom King There’s been much discussion among developers and insiders about recent posts and vendor notices regarding automated cheating tools for SCORM 1.2/SCORM 2004 content. I’d like to share some thoughts on the underlying issues and measures that can be taken to reduce vulnerability. This is no joke…... Read More

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Psychometrics 101: Sample size and question difficulty (p-values)

Posted by Greg Pope With just a week to go before the Questionmark Users Conference, here's a little taste of the presentation I will be doing on psychometrics. I will also be running a session on Item Analysis and Test Analysis. So, let's talk about sample size and question difficulty!... Read More