Looking Beyond MCQs in Computer Based Testing
December 2013

Looking Beyond MCQs in Computer Based Testing

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Traditionally computer based tests have largely focused on MCQs or True/False type questions for creating assessments which aren’t viewed favorably while evaluating a student’s learning. Pedagogically designed computer-based tests, going beyond standard multiple choice questions will help measure knowledge and skill levels of learners and several strategies can be applied to motivate learners using Online/ Computer-Based Assessments. This is the philosophy behind the design of marksplus- Test Authoring and Online Assessment System.
marksplus– Test Authoring and Online Assessment System provides an intuitive platform for examination/assessment authors, administrators and participants while providing easy customizability options for institutional branding. A highly configurable tool, marksplus can be customised to every organisation’s assessment or test requirements. Most importantly, the tool is secure, robust and can easily scale. marksplus – Test Authoring and Online Exam System enables institutions to author, administer and schedule participants for tests for critical functions ranging from student admission tests, campus placement, certifications, internal assessments, compliance training, process training and others.
marksplus Author is a comprehensive and intuitive exam authoring module which allows for examination providers to create 13 different types of questions to suit various testing objectives and has powerful tagging features like Bloom’s, Topics and Difficulty levels. marksplus allows for the scheduling of assessments in a flexible manner with multiple rules in play. Examiners can use it to deliver assessments on a date and time of choice to specific batches of participants and build in further restrictions based on IP address, locations, participant identification etc.
marksplus Participant module ensures that participants effectively use their assessment time. With options like flagging for review and a live indicator of answered and unanswered questions the participant is free to navigate within the assessment and focus on areas that need specific review or attention. Additional features like marksplus Secure provides an optional lock-in browser that provides security to the test delivery by preventing participants from moving out of the test interface. Participants will be unable to copy screens or access another application or browse the Internet.
The software also provides several standard reports catering to all the stake holders of the assessment. These include analysis on individual performance, group performance and question analysis. marksplus is used by many academic and corporate customers globally to conduct internal assessments and certification exams. Yokogawa, a Japanese engineering company is successfully using marksplus to certify their employees in Middle East on critical processes, thereby enhancing their employees’ skills and readiness to tackle critical issues. TUV SUD uses marksplus for the acclaimed Cloud Computing Certification exam. marksplus provided them the advantage of conducting certification tests at very short notice for any number of test-takers.
Marksplus is also offered on a SaaS model to organisations for conducting online entrance tests and recruitment exams. Organisations like the Mumbai Education Trust(MET), JSW Energy Center of Excellence, KBITS(Department of IT, BT & ST, Government of Karnataka) and many others have successfully used marksplus for conducting online entrance exams. The marksplus team at Ecole provides completely managed online examination services including test center infrastructure in over 200 locations across India. With Ecole as your exam partner conducting examinations on a national scale is no longer a herculean task.

If you wish to conduct online examination in your institution then please write to us at info@ecoleglobal. com
To know more about marksplus™ please visit http://ecoleglobal.com/marksplus.

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