Delivering Computerized Assessments Safely and Securely
Eric Shepherd (Questionmark Corporation, USA), John Kleeman (Questionmark Corporation, USA) and Joan Phaup (Questionmark Corporation, USA)
Copyright: © 2005
The use of computers to assess knowledge, skills, and attitudes is now universal. Today, distinguishing between the various delivery and security requirements for each style of assessment is becoming increasingly important. It is essential to differentiate between the different styles of computerized assessments in order to deploy assessments safely, securely, and cost effectively. This chapter provides a methodology for assessing the security requirements for delivering computer-based assessments and discusses appropriate security measures based on the purpose and nature of those assessments. It is designed to help readers understand the issues that need to be addressed in order to balance the need for security with the need for cost effectiveness. The authors hope to give readers a working knowledge of the technological innovations that are making it easier to ensure the safety and security of a wide range of computerized assessments including online tests, quizzes, and surveys.