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Secure tests and assessments can be conducted remotely with live supervision over web cam

TRUMBULL, CT USA — May 20, 2020 — With lockdowns beginning to ease, the battle against coronavirus has moved into a new phase but it will take time before groups of people can congregate together.  Business, government and academia will still need to be able to assess the skills and performance of their staff or students, without using assessment centers to do so.

There is an alternative to cancelling tests and exams.  Questionmark Proctoring Online delivers secure assessments in exam-conditions to test takers at home.  This enables high-stakes assessments, such as those needed for compliance and professional or academic qualifications or certifications, to continue, despite ongoing social distancing.

Employers can ensure that people in important roles have the right skills and support to do their jobs.  Training and development needs can be identified, making it possible to upskill staff and maintain business continuity.

Advances in technology mean that distance learning is well established, and students can continue to study for qualifications.  But this still needs a secure way to assess what they have learned.

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

John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director of Questionmark said, “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.

“Assessments are often essential for business continuity, recruitment, security, health and safety and business growth.  Academic assessments are critical to both to improve learning and to assess ability. 

“But tests no longer belong just in assessment centers.  With Proctoring Online, organizations can conduct remote tests and assessments without compromising security.  There is no need miss out on testing potential students and checking that candidates have what it takes to thrive.”

To see how Questionmark can help, or to book a demo, please see: https://www.questionmark.com/request-demo.