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12th December 2023 | Exam malpractice 

Securing the Future of Digital Assessments: AI's Role in Integrity

31st January 2023 | Exam malpractice 

Using technology against exam malpractice to protect the integrity of your assessments

With more exams moving online, the widespread challenge of exam malpractice in assessment takes on new challenges as some traditional security measures are no longer as effective. At RM, we are committed to satisfying candidate expectations while ensuring the highest level of exam security and so have developed a solution to identify one of the most recognised and fast-growing form of malpractice – collusion. Working alongside clients helps us to accurately identify cases of collusion, develop the solution at scale and at pace, and evolve in line with organisational and market needs.

9th January 2023 | Candidate experience Exam malpractice 

How to tackle assessment malpractice without compromising your candidates’ experiences

Assessment malpractice is an age-old challenge every qualification provider faces – and when mishandled, it can lead to major consequences for everyone involved. Find out how you can maintain the integrity of your professional qualification assessments and protect your candidate experience by tackling malpractice.

18th November 2022 | Exam malpractice 

Why (and how) are candidates cheating on assessments?

RM’s dedicated research and development team, RM Studio, specialises in user focused testing and learning. To help inform the development of our Exam Malpractice Service in the high-stakes digital assessment space, we reached out directly to candidates to try to understand their reasons for committing malpractice. While we have also interviewed specialists working in awarding organisations to understand malpractice from their perspective, the insights into user behaviour are as, if not more, informative.

23rd September 2022 | Exam malpractice 

Remote invigilation: does it help or harm the exam experience?

As part of the global shift towards digital assessment, we are seeing an exponential increase in the number of awarding organisations who offer remote invigilation options to their candidates; this is changing the way assessment is viewed around the world. Out of necessity in 2020, technology companies grew their digital capabilities in the assessment space, exam boards scrambled to migrate assessments onto digital platforms and candidates got to grips with home cameras, headsets, new software and realised the benefits of having more than one screen!

2nd September 2022 | Exam malpractice 

Has the move to digital assessment made cheating easier?

With the pandemic fast-tracking the digital transformation of assessment, awarding bodies are recognising that in some cases, paper-based exams are no longer fit for purpose in a digital age where candidates require on-demand assessments to be flexible and reflect the world they live and work in. Students need to be prepared for work environments that are becoming increasingly shaped by automation and artificial intelligence.

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