ERIC Number: ED298986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Report of the National Sub-Committee to the Interprovincial Standards Program Coordinating Committee on the Interprovincial Computerized Examination Management System=Rapport du Sous-Comite National presente au Comite de Coordination du Programme de Normes Interprovincials sur le systeme de gestion des examens informatises interprovinciaux.
New Brunswick Dept. of Advanced Education and Training, Fredericton. Interprovincial Standards Program Coordinating Committee.
In January 1985, Employment and Immigration Canada funded a pilot project in New Brunswick for the development and testing of an Interprovincial Computerized Examination Management (ICEM) System. The resulting system is comprised of a dual interprovincial and provincial item bank facility, a software component offering the option of computerized skill testing, and a package for the administration and maintenance of the testing program. The ICEM permits: (1) entry, editing, deletion, and selective retrieval of test items; (2) automatic and manual computer-generation of examinations in various formats; (3) registration of interprovincial examinations in files that provide instant access for updating, eligibility decisions, and statistical reports; (4) correct scoring of hard-copy and on-screen examinations; and (5) creation of a program for performing statistical item and examination analyses. This report outlines the objectives of the ICEM system, its hardware and telecommunications requirements and costs, its advantages and disadvantages, user training, and topics that require further discussion (i.e., system security, size of graphics, and validition of items for inclusion in the bank). The bulk of the report consists of appendixes containing "Interpretation of System Specification System Sheet for Item Banking Project," by Brenda Mulherin; "Field Test of Exams"; "Interprovincial Standards Program Coordinating Committee Policy Statement"; and "Graphics for a Computerized Examination Management System." (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Advanced Education and Training, Fredericton. Interprovincial Standards Program Coordinating Committee.