Our government hub brings together the latest resources to help safely deliver assessments and certifications within government and the public sector.
‘New blood’ drives innovation. And the right training improves performance. But for government organisations, bringing in people with the right skills, and helping others develop them, can be challenging. The right assessments at the right time help with both.
Online assessments enable employers to speed up their recruitment process and to identify the right candidates. Testing the skills and attitudes of potential recruits can help ensure they have what’s needed.
When employers invest in staff training, assessments can measure the effectiveness of the course. Online testing of staff during and after the training can reveal if it is working. Testing employees before the course ensures that unnecessary training is eliminated.
Of course, all of this has to be done to the highest standards, using the right methods and the most robust security.
TALKING POINTS: Helping government deliver online assessments
Online assessments play a vital role across government. They help decision makers ensure they have the right people focusing on the right jobs. They help ensure the right compliance measures are in place and so much more. Learn more in our “Talking Points” video.
USE CASE: Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command
The Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) is responsible for protecting the Navy’s networks and data from cyberattacks. NCDOC trains and assesses approximately 250 participants annually. Training includes sending participants to off-site certification programmes as well as in-house boot camps.
NCDOC is focused on fulfilling their mission to protect their networks and data from cyber-attacks, so assessments are key to ensuring that solid learning took place during training. Did participants understand what was taught, and can they implement what they have learned?
PODCAST: Unlocking the Potential of Assessments
Ep. 1 – Assessment Luminary, Jim Parry of Compass Consultants
Host, John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Jim Parry, who has over 40 years of experience as a course designer, developer and instructor. Jim discusses his 12-year tenure at the Coast Guard as a civilian employee as the Test Development and e-testing Manager, during which he guided the move from paper to online testing for the entire Coast Guard.
Questionmark’s assessment management technologies are widely used by military and governmental agencies to author, deliver and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.
Questionmark’s solutions power certification, channel expertise, workforce learning and regulatory compliance. Explore Questionmark’s key features.
Questionmark provides a trustworthy, secure cloud-based assessment management system for U.S. Governmental and Military Agencies to ensure they are always prepared for the job at hand.
US Government and Military Will Now Have Access to Cloud-Based Assessment System Following Questionmark FedRAMP Authorisation – Read more
A FedRAMP authorised platform
Government and public sector workers need to adapt to a changing environment, to cover new tasks and satisfy stringent regulations. But with organisations typically suffering 145 security breaches a year, first-class software options are limited.
Our enterprise-grade assessment platform has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorisation. It meets over 300 security control requirements and can be used safely by the US government and military.
Because the platform has met these high standards in the US, governments around the world can be confident in our ability to deliver assessments and store data safely.
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Transform people decision making
As face-to-face job interviews and test centres become harder to arrange, employers can get vital information while eliminating travel and observing social distancing measures.
Create onboarding plans
A clear read of a new hire’s current experiences and skills makes it easier to anticipate what training and induction will be needed.
Test skills pre-hire
Ensure that recruits have the skills to hit the ground running. CVs often fail to reveal a candidate’s true ability.
Predict future training needs
Through understanding someone’s current abilities, employers can identify which skills will need to be developed.
Satisfy compliance requirements
With staff certification and compliance programmes.
Identify high potential
Tests can identify high-potential and predict who is likely to rise within the business. Questionmark Thinking Skills by Cambridge Assessment tests problem-solving and critical thinking.
Ensure integrity of professional qualifications
A range of proctoring and security features for high-stakes assessments such as professional qualifications.
Unlimited number of test-takers
The platform can assess an unlimited number of test-takers from anywhere in the world.
Range of assessment formats
Make use of a range of assessment formats including ‘multiple choice’, ‘drag and drop’ and many more.
Instant access to results
Tests are automatically marked and results are instantly compiled. Trends and patterns are easy and quick to spot.
Tests are automatically marked and results are instantly compiled. Trends and patterns are easy and quick to spot. Drill-down into item statistics to help understand how effective the questions being asked are. Available statistics include item difficulty p-value, high-low discrimination, item-total correlation discrimination, item-rest correlation discrimination and item reliability.
Create bespoke content
Create world-class assessment content to meet several different needs.
For high-stakes assessments that may need to be delivered remotely.
Whether operating a large scale global certification programme or running a smaller in-house testing function, all participants in this space should think carefully about privacy issues in the design and operation of their assessment activities.
Deliver assessments with integrity
Proctoring (or invigilation) increases the integrity of tests and exams by making it harder for a test-taker to cheat or to copy the exam questions to pass onto others.
- Online or test centre proctoring: Which is more secure? A 2020 view
- Keep key worker assessments going with Proctoring Online
- Remote proctoring & privacy
- Online Proctoring, how can we make it more equitable?
- How to Use Online/Remote Proctoring in Compliance with Privacy Laws
- An Ounce of Prevention: Proctoring and Test Security in 2020
- Can you have security AND privacy when conducting online proctoring?
- Proctoring Record & Review from Questionmark Now Available on SAP® App Centre