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How to create better exams?

Exams play a significant part in academic life

Assessors and students invest a lot of efforts in creating and sitting exams. Given its importance and the investment made – maintaining exams’ security is vital.

Create better exams

The goal of any great exam should be to assess an individual’s knowledge and his ability to apply that knowledge. Writing a high-quality exam is easily a skill taken for granted, but is actually a critical factor that might differentiate between good teachers and great teachers. Not only is this skill easily taken for granted, but most exams are still created in an old-fashioned way, without any of the perks of nowadays advanced technology.

The Absence of a “Golden Standard” leads to immense diversity

The possibilities in writing exams are endless. Not only are there multiple kinds of questions, but for each question the teacher can differentially apply the key principles of writing a quality question. As universities differ from one another in numerous aspects and the appliances of these key principles, no “Golden Standard” exists for creating the perfect question or exam.

How, then, can teachers immediately improve the quality of their exams, how can technology aid us in this process and what benefits could we expect from such technology?

What’s missing?

One of the main components of a great exam is that it tests for the knowledge that students are expected to obtain during the course. Categorizing questions and associating them with studied topics is a great method to organize even a vast pool of questions. Are you in need for inspiration and would you like to easily access shared questions from across a variation of academic sources? Perhaps would you like to manage old exams and search for previously used questions? Or would you like to automate the whole workflow in one single setup? If so, you’re part of a great pool of academics that might want to read along.

Creating Exams, but now Effectively and Qualitatively

This is because we at Tomax believe to have found a great solution. A solution with the sole purpose to respect the principles of examinations and improve their use. A solution to manage all aspects of academic exams, starting with the creation, searching and sharing of a collection of categorized questions, proceeding to building an exam with all the supporting statistics. Include full text searches, drag and drop selected questions, use multiple question types and use standardized exam formats. With just a few clicks, securely distribute the exam to relevant personnel and students and finally, observe simplified analysis of exam scores and score distributions. Finally, you’ll be able to acquire all statistics to improve the quality of your exams.

Our comprehensive online platform allows for the easy integration of all these aspects. Pivotal for our platform are the Tomabank and Tomasafe, empowering institutes to create and manage their own bank of categorized questions, with all relevant statistics and tools to help design a great exam, worthy of the institute they represent.

Tomax’s secure solutions Do it with

TOMASAFE

Secure & Manage Exams

Tomax’s secure solutions empowers administrators, professors and assessors to conduct all their exam related work in a secure and user friendly private cloud. It transforms the way all parties communicate with each other in a collaborative, effective and secure manner.

Create, share, distribute, manage, execute and control your entire exam operation. For papers based exams, online exams and assignments, whether on campus or from home.

 

Tomax’s secure solutions Do it with

TOMABANK

Secure & Manage Exams

Tomax’s secure solutions empowers administrators, professors and assessors to conduct all their exam related work in a secure and user friendly private cloud. It transforms the way all parties communicate with each other in a collaborative, effective and secure manner.

Create, share, distribute, manage, execute and control your entire exam operation. For papers based exams, online exams and assignments, whether on campus or from home.

 

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