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Questionmark enables high-stakes tests and assessments to be conducted remotely and securely

TRUMBULL, CT USA — April 27, 2020 — As the coronavirus crisis continues, assessing the skills of people entering crucial professions and services remains vital.  But with stringent social distancing measures in place, organizations worry that there is no alternative to canceling exams. 

Questionmark Live Proctoring Online enables exams and tests to be taken from home without compromising security and the integrity of the assessment.  Some assessments can be done from home with only minimal security measures in place.  But when the stakes are high this is simply not appropriate.

Pressures on crucial services continue.  It is vital that employers can ensure people in important roles have the skills and support to do their job.  People entering emergency services must be able to obtain their qualifications.

Upskilling staff remains a crucial pillar of business continuity, as does maintaining compliance and cybersecurity from home.  Organizations responsible for vital infrastructure must demonstrate confidence across the supply chain. 

With advances in virtual learning technology many students are still able to study toward qualifications.  But a secure way to assess what they have learned is needed. 

Many in the workforce continue to participate in certification programs remotely.  Proctored tests are widely used to assess them.

With Live Proctoring Online, Questionmark provides an online proctor who supervises a test-taker using the webcam and audio built into the test-taker’s computer. The proctor confirms the candidate’s identity and can pause or terminate the assessment if they see suspicious behavior.

The service enables assessments to be taken from home or office, removing the need to travel to a test center. 

John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director of Questionmark said, “Assessments are often essential for business continuity, and we need to ensure people are appropriately qualified to staff crucial services.  Live Proctoring Online gives organizations the ability to deliver tests at home without compromising the security or integrity of the exam.”

With Live Proctoring Online, the candidate books an appointment with a proctor.  When the appointment begins, they click on a link to enter.  Using the webcam, the proctor will check that the candidate is alone and has a clear desk.  They will initiate the assessment and monitor the candidate through its duration.  If at any time the rules are not being followed, the proctor will suspend the test.

To see how Questionmark could work for your organization, or to book a demo, please see: https://www.questionmark.com/request-a-demo