Friday, August 14, 2020

Low-No Touch Remote Invigilated Psychometric Assessment Solution

 INTRODUCTION

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has complicated the assessment of large groups of candidates, and even individual candidates via paper & pencil methodology.  The need for an alternative delivery of this service is called for.  AssessmentWorld proposes such a solution.

 

CURRENT HPCSA ONLINE ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

 

Form 257 SA Guidelines on Computerised Testing (HPCSA) states, among others, that test developers and administrators should:

 

“5.2 (i) (page 18) Identify the level of supervision required to administer the CBT/Internet test. Note that in South Africa only Supervised and Managed modes are allowed, and testing sessions need to be supervised by persons registered with the HPCSA to administer the tests being used.

5.2 (ii) (page 18) Managed mode – A high level of human supervision and control over test-taking conditions is required (as in a dedicated test centre)”

 

AssessmentWorld’s remote online authentication and invigilated assessment solution proposal is derived from its interpretation of the above, and is stated as:

 

Levels of supervision in a managed mode, given the current pandemic situation, yet the imperative to continue with assessments, should be based on the utilisation of current ICT technologies, and should be in the form of a secure, invigilated, online delivery methodology

 

The below described methodology adheres to the above stated interpretation.

 

 

ASSESSMENTWORLD REMOTE SOLUTION

 

AssessmentWorld Pty Ltd developed a decentralised, remote assessment procedure, by utilising its own web enabled systems and a bespoke online video/web-enabled verification, invigilation and assessment support modality.  Vital to the delivery of the solution, would be reliable web enabled access, and preferably, the use of a laptop or PC.  Candidates can,  due to the efficient video enabled online verification, invigilation and assessment support system provided by AssessmentWorld, access the proposed solution, e.g. via a home computer, provided that the internet connection is sufficient.

 

 The below graphic and explanations to follow, refer:



  • Assessors (psychologists, psychometrists, licensed users) register as online assessors/invigilators on the online AssessmentWorld platform (www.assessmentworld .com) 
  • Assessors populate an online e-calendar, indicating their availability on e .g. a specific morning or afternoon for online assessment/invigilation and supervision – an advance 30 day ‘window’ is enabled 
  • Candidates are nominated for remote authentication and online invigilated assessment
  • The solution will link a specific candidate with a specific assessor/invigilator for a specific day and time-slot, e.g. either an afternoon or morning session (e-calendar enabled)
  • To simplify the nomination process, AssessmentWorld provides a single dedicated test invite link to the candidate, for a dedicated online ‘assessment room’ and assessor/invigilator
  • Simultaneously, the assessor/invigilator receives an invite to invigilate, to the same online ‘assessment room’ and invigilation session
  • Once candidates have accessed the test link, they ‘meet’ face-to-face with the assessor/invigilator in a dedicated ‘virtual assessment room’, utilising real-time web-enabled video.  Candidates input their ID and webcam enabled picture of their faces, to enable the invigilator to verify/identity – if there is a mismatch or no match, the candidate is not enabled to proceed with the testing procedure
  • Once verified, the candidate is guided, step-by-step, on screen through the various tests in the battery
  • The assessor/invigilator is, during the full assessment session, able to view candidate and candidate’s test screens on his/her own screen
  • The candidate enjoys real-time, web-enabled, face-to-face support at any point during the assessment procedure, from the assessor/invigilator
  • Once the assessments have been completed, candidate results are auto-populated to the AssessmentWorld web data base for assessors to use for scoring, and reporting

A screen shot of a section of the online solution is provided below (beta version):


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Price List 2020

Our prices remain the same in 2020 as for 2019.  Access our price list by clicking here, and do not hesitate to contact us.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Announcement: Site Maintenance May 2019

The Assessmentworld.com and related sites will be down for maintenance and security upgrades as of 08:00 on 24 May 2019 until 16:00 on 26 May 2019


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pice list 2019

Our prices remain the same for 2019 as they were in 2018!!!  Access our newest price list here:  2019 Price List


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Online Credit Checking and Ordering

NEW!! - Check your test credit status and order online!

Access the operating manual here


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Exhibition at SABPP Event

Our psychologists at our exhibition stand at the SABPP 6th Annual HR Standards Summit and HR Standards Awards:


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Training on the AW online assessment system

Our man Danie (Industrial Psychologist), training psychologists on the AW online assessment system:


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Online/cell enabled Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey Platform

JUST LAUNCHED! Another unique innovative product from AssessmentWorld - Online/Cell enabled Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey platform: Sustainability reporting is not just a reporting process, it is a way of life. Organizations are not made up of processes and product, but of people and purpose. Sustainability can only be achieved for a company when it seeks to continuously improve itself, and improvement is an holistic strategy. This means improvement on profits can only be achieved when you improve the way you deliver the products sustainably and develop and nurture the people who make your products and business succeed, that is the company’s stakeholders:


Monday, November 27, 2017

AssessmentWorld Organizational Development (OD) Consulting

AssessmentWorld is adding another value-add service bouquet to its existing assessment instruments.  Based on extensive industry experience in organizational development (OD) related projects, its practitioners are now actively utlising the company's unique diagnostic instruments such as surveys and 360 degree performance measurements in order to enhance its OD consulting offering.

"Organization development is a system-wide application of behavioral science knowledge to the planned development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization's effectiveness." - Cummings and Worley, "Organization Development and Change", Sixth Edition, South-Western Publishing, 1997, p.2.

An Organization Development practitioner is to an organization as a physician is to a human body. The practitioner "diagnoses" (or discovers) the most important priorities to address in the organization, suggests a change-management plan, and then guides the organization through the necessary change.

Today, many OD (Organizational Development)-based survey practitioners are viewed as truly strategic agents for organizational change and improvement. Although there are several different approaches one could use to categorize the ways in which technology has affected OD practice over the past decade, in three major areas, one being: quantitative data-based assessment tools and techniques (e.g., organizational surveys,360-degree feedback, selection tests). First, it should come as no surprise that IT, and particularly Internet and Web related applications, have significantly affected the way in which OD practitioners and their clients work with quantitative assessment-based tools and techniques. Although survey feedback has been a cornerstone of OD practice for years, it has been the advent of new technology (i.e., interactive voice response [IVR] units, personal computers, and finally the Web itself) that has enabled surveys to significantly improve their overall capacity to drive organizational diagnosis, development, and change. Compared with older, paper-based approaches, technology has significantly improved:
• the turnaround time and therefore relevancy of any survey, feedback, or selection data that is collected;
• the breadth and depth of the target audience or population that can be assessed (assuming Internet access is not an issue, which it can be in certain types of organizations);
• the adaptive nature of the assessment tool itself (e.g., follow-up questions can be more easily and seamlessly added based on various responses to other questions, demographics, or combinations of responses)

At AssessmentWorld we specialise in the above areas of OD work. 

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