Questionmark/Caveon Partnership Offers Tighter Online Test Security
Caveon offers a full range of detection, remediation and protection consulting services including:
- â€¢ Investigative services to confirm identified instances of test compromise;
â€¢ Security audits to review and certify the security measures of testing programs;
â€¢ Data forensics to monitor test data for anomalies and response patterns that indicate test fraud;
â€¢ Web patrol to identify unauthorized disclosures, and disclosers, of sensitive test information; and
â€¢ Legal support to provide the legal means for testing programs to respond to confirmed instances of test abuse.
â€œTest security is of tremendous interest to us, given the need for testing organizations to balance security requirements and operating costs,â€ said Questionmark President Eric Shepherd. â€œCustomers can benefit from Caveonâ€™s expertise in helping organizations protect themselves from cheating and piracy.â€
â€œTest development costs a testing program up to a hundred thousand dollars and six to eighteen months of development time,â€ said Jerry Christensen of Caveon. â€œItâ€™s essential for organizations to protect their intellectual property from piracy and fraud, which can jeopardize the accurate measurement of knowledge and skills. Breaches like these pose both economic and credibility threats to testing programs and the organizations that rely upon tests for hiring and admissions decisions.â€
Caveon is the first test security firm to offer focused services to combat test fraud and piracy with detection services to identify security breaches, remediation services to confirm suspicions and leverage legal processes to halt abuses of sensitive test information, and prevention services to secure tests from compromise. Caveon is derived from the Latin word â€œcaveo,â€ meaning “to keep safe,” “to guard” and “to protect,” and was founded by psychometric and testing experts who also founded Galton Technologies, Inc. Caveon does not provide test development, delivery, or data management services. The companyâ€™s website is at http://www.caveon.com.
Questionmark has been producing testing and assessment software since 1988, enabling educators and trainers to write, administer, and report on tests and surveys securely using individual PCs, local networks, the Internet, and intranets. Some 2,000 businesses, governments, schools, colleges, and universities in more than 50 countries use Questionmark Perception. Typical applications include exams, quizzes, study aids, diagnostic tests, pre-course skills assessments, and course evaluations. Questionmark has offices in the United States, England, and Belgium, with distributors worldwide. Complete details are available at 800-863-3950 or http://www.questionmark.com