OnDemand Testing Saves Medical School Time and Money
Quizzes and tests are administered on students’ laptops via a wireless network. Students take tests in classrooms, with specially trained proctors present. Questionmark Secure is installed on students’ laptops to prevent task switching. Other measures for discouraging cheating include assigning students to widely-spaced desks and randomizing test answers. On typical testing days, students take the examination in three different classrooms.
After completing an exam, students can schedule a time to view the Questionmark Coaching Report, with which they can review questions, see what they got right, see what they got wrong and determine where to focus their energies. Faculty members use the Item Analysis Report to see which of their questions are effective, and OME staff provide standard reports to give the faculty feedback on the quality of the examinations.
The switch to online testing has saved the college money by eliminating the need to print full-color photos and publish exam books. And now, having delegated test delivery and technical troubleshooting to Questionmark, college IT staff have more time to focus on their core responsibilities.