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The Reality of Exam Results Tampering and How to Solve It

What is exam result tampering or hacking? Tampering with results is when someone takes a test, but after they take it, the results are changed or subverted, for example, to make someone pass who should have failed. This article considers the risks and prevalence of tampering with or subverting assessment results and how to prevent … Continued

Lost in Translation: Idioms and Inclusivity in Assessments 

“Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” Anthony Burgess The task of creating fair and inclusive assessment options for candidates is one littered with challenges, many of which stem from language barriers. Whether it’s exams that are published in limited language options or poorly … Continued

10 reasons why practice tests help make perfect exams

Giving the opportunity for candidates / participants to take a practice or mock version of an exam before they take the real thing has huge benefits for all stakeholders. Here are 10 reasons why including practice tests within your exam programme will improve it. 1. Most importantly, practice tests tell candidates which topics they have … Continued