The Importance of IMS Certification and QTI Compliance

Many people misunderstand what QTI Compliance is and what having IMS Certification means. A lot of products and vendors claim QTI compliance and even use the QTI name, but that can be misleading. Here’s the fine print: being QTI-compliant isn’t the same thing as being IMS-certified. The requirements for the latter are much more stringent.

This paper will detail the significance of IMS Certification and QTI Compliance so that you can be up to date and evaluate whether your ed tech stack meets the standards. You’ll read TAO’s own story in its journey to become the first product to obtain IMS confirmation certification for QTI in all four categories. You’ll also discover:

  • DEPP’s platform selection criteria
  • Technology Readiness and other critical steps to a smooth deployment
  • What to do with the new data collected

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Your Partner for Redefining Digital Assessment 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.