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The Italian Ministry of Education Addresses the Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19

Following the unprecedented disruption to the academic year in 2020, Ministries of Education across Europe are facing the same significant challenge: how to understand and address the learning loss caused by COVID-19.

As the first western European country to face a
nationwide lockdown at the onset of the pandemic, Italy encountered unique challenges and uncertainties in how to address and reduce the resulting learning loss. Ultimately, working with TAO, INVALSI has been able to develop a plan of action that can serve as a model for other European Ministries grappling with the aftermath of school closures and testing cancellations.

Find out how Ministry of Education officials in Italy are responding to the massive learning disruption caused by COVID-19, and reinventing their testing procedures to measure student progress in a hybrid remote learning environment. Fill out the form to the right to download the case study!

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Global Leaders in Digital Assessment


Institutions across the world are being accelerated into online learning and assessment, and we know that for many, this means navigating new territory. The good news: TAO can help ease your transition to digital.

Your learners are online—where are you?

As the leading open online assessment platform for K12, Higher Ed andProfessional Certification, TAO empowers institutions across the globe to do more with their testing campaigns. TAO enables you to enrich your digital ecosystem with enhanced solutions, like: 

  • Adaptive testing to support personalized learning
  • Automated proctoring
  • Innovative, QTI-native test items that collect valuable data and provide insight into the connection between assessment and learning.
  • LTI delivery directly within your LMS
  • Easy integration with existing content and software thanks to open source and open standards

    and much more!

When it comes to running and scaling your testing campaigns, you don’t need just another technology vendor, you need a partner. You need TAO. Want to learn more about how we can help you implement a digital assessment program for your institution? Get in touch!

Your Partner for Redefining Digital Assessment 

cogs-01Control your Online Testing Resources

TAO's open source platform gives you the freedom to control your digital assessment programs, from item authoring to delivery, at any scale. And because the platform is QTI-native, you'll never risk losing your testing assets to a locked system.

Easily Integrate with your Technology Stack

 TAO is built on QTI to ensure your platform, tests and items are 100% interoperable. Because of the platform’s open architecture, TAO is ready-made to integrate with your existing solutions. You can even easily integrate with platforms like Moodle to deliver assessments right in your LMS.

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TAO supports all QTI interaction types, from simple multiple-choice to more complex technology enhanced items (TEIs) and portable custom interactions (PCIs) that capture rich student problem solving data. You can even import existing QTI items or tests directly in to TAO if you don’t want to start from scratch.

Securely Scale your Testing Campaigns

Confidently scale your testing campaigns from the classroom to nation-wide. TAO Pro and TAO Enterprise Editions can scale test deliveries to well over 200,000 concurrent users, and testing data is securely stored on the server-side, reducing any risk of compromising or losing critical information.


personalized-learning-01Personalize Assessment for your Learners

TAO comes with built-in functionality to support for Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). This enables you to have control over which adaptive testing algorithms you want to use depending on the purpose of your test, and allows you to offer a more personalized assessment experience to your test-takers.

hosting-delivery-01Deliver Tests with Peace of Mind

TAO gives you the flexibility to host your platform yourself, use a third party provider or if you're a Premium or Enterprise user, leverage a shared or private TAO Cloud. You can also deliver tests via LTI directly within your LMS, test-centers and more.