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The impact of computer-based testing

Computer-based testing in action

Find out how one university leveraged CBT

Inspire student success with computer-based testing

As traditional academic settings and processes continue to evolve in an increasingly digital world, computer-based testing becomes even more relevant and helpful in assessing students’ knowledge and skills for entry into academic programmes. That’s why universities and admissions programmes around the world use computer-based assessments to measure student readiness to build a diverse and qualified student body.

Computer-based testing (CBT) isn’t simply putting a traditional paper exam onto a computer screen. In fact, CBT introduces a lot of opportunity, benefiting you with efficient exam delivery, increased candidate reach with on-demand testing, and rigorous security protocols through world-class assessment practices to keep your programme safe.

From classroom to career: The power of admissions exams

With custom-designed and ready-to-use assessments that align to professional standards, we work with leaders in the academic and admissions space to help students reach their full potential. From the GED, which supports millions of adult students earning their high school equivalency, to admission for rigorous post-graduate programmes, like the GMAT® and MCAT®, the LSAT—India™, and the UCAT, we have the expertise to develop the assessments that nurture the next generation of students who will change the world.

Make your exam best in-class with computer-based testing

When you bring the right people into the classroom, your programme benefits from a diverse and qualified student body, who will get the most out of your programme to drive every industry forward. With a standardised computer-based test, you’ll benefit from:

  • Fairer selection through a stress-reduced and controlled environment
  • Extended reach of your programme to potential candidates around the world
  • Increased candidate convenience by reducing the time and cost impact of testing
  • Extensive performance data to track metrics, like item performance and popular testing times

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