A Practical Approach to Successful Large-Scale Online Assessment

When you take a protocol and scale it up, the complexity increases and the margin for error decreases. This is true for many functions in organizations and is definitely true for test taking. Theirry Rocher runs France’s Ministry of Education and he’s familiar with handing out assessments on a national level.

In 2015, the DEPP (Direction de l’évaluation, de la prospective et de la performance, a section of the French Ministry of Education) launched a computer-based assessment for 160,000 of France’s 6th graders, and to date, this is the largest standardized diagnostic test to have taken place online in Europe.

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