Exam security breaches have consequences for all parties involved in the assessment process and beyond: reputational damage for educational institutions, impact on student life chances, extra work for examiners due to increasing number of students having to retake exams, and impact on society because some exam results can decide on a person’s ability to practice a profession.
Examination boards and exam regulators across the world are implementing various strategies to deal with exam security breaches.
- An African examination council is planning to install more CCTV cameras in its examination halls, use composite answer booklets, synchronise the time for the start of papers across all member countries and use metal detectors to search candidates.
- An examination board in India is planning to improve exam security by embedding GPS-enabled micro-chips on the sealed envelopes containing the question papers. If the seal is broken, the data will be passed on to the server at the control room at the board’s office.
- An exam regulator in Europe is looking to combat malpractice offences committed by staff by preventing teachers from teaching topics for which they had been involved in developing the exam.
All of these measures are meant to reduce security breaches in exam rooms, but what happens after exams are taken, and how you can make sure your exam marking is secure and examination results reflect the candidate’s ability?
Join our webinar to find out:
- Which areas in the assessment process are the most exposed to security breaches
- The areas where security breached can occur: intercepting of scripts and amending the content or the marks, amending returned scripts, bribing examiners and administrators, breaching of exam content, conflict of interest, invigilation breaches and cheating
- Security measures that e-marking solutions can provide
Are you concerned about security in assessment? If you want to find out how e-marking can help, join our webinar on Thursday 17th May at 10am BST (GMT +1).
If you can’t make the live session, we will send registrants the recorded webinar and slides.