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May 15th, 2014

Call for Presentations at TAO Days 2014

TAO Days 2014, Budapesrt, Hungary Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September, 2014 We need your contribution, please help us by sending your presentations! Everything you want to know… A big thank to you all

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February 23rd, 2014

Call for Contribution: Research into e-Assessment

2014 International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference – Research into e-Assessment 30 June & 1 July 2014, Zeist, the Netherlands We need your contribution, please help us by sending your papers! More information A big thanks to you all!  

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April 16th, 2013

TAO 2.4, now available

Help us to improve TAO and send us your feedbacks… Download today the TAO 2.4! Here is the link to the forge Read our article What is new in TAO 2.4 Your TAO Team

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December 10th, 2012

TAO 2.4 on the way

TAO 2.4 – Non functionnal : TAO code base Quality Improvements : Unit tests – Database abstraction 1. Tests Coverage and software engineering review (February 2013) This release doens’t include new specific features for users but will improve the overall quality of tao and avoid future regressions and bugs. The team will try to reach […]

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June 11th, 2012

PISA 2012 with TAO

PISA is the OECD Program for International Student Assessment. Every 3 years, 15 years old students take these tests (in literature, cognitive science and mathematics). A growing number is taking them on computers – that is with TAO. Indeed, 67 countries are currently having these tests taken on computers. As of today, some countries already finished their data collection for […]

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January 18th, 2012

Karolinska Institutet pilots TAO in a high stake examination

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Based in Sweden, it contributes to the improvement of human health through research and education. It offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Indeed, over 350 students take their PhD degree each year at KI. It meets global fame and […]

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May 27th, 2011

Update on Performance Improvements Carried on the TAO Platform

By Patrick PLICHART As mentioned on the previous note, the performance bottlenecks met in former versions of TAO were due to the increasing size of the statements table, preventing data partitioning. This issue increased the time needed to query the database especially if there were a lot of items, test takers, groups described in the […]

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May 20th, 2011

Significant Performance Improvement on TAO in Progress!

By Patrick PLICHART An update is available here. Scalability is a key issue in computer based assessment (CBA) and large scale assessment becomes more and more challenging for CBA platforms. TAO significantly improved its overall efficiency and performances and especially with regard to the critical responsibility of delivering the test to the test takers. Deep changes were […]

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January 10th, 2011

Online Demo

A demo of the latest version of the TAO platform is now available online: http://demo.tao.lu Login: demo Password: demo Give it a try! (Please note that everyone is connected under a single name.)

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November 9th, 2010

Introduction of TAO 1.3 for Christmas

This new version will support QTI items We will provide you with APIs supporting XHTML items We will no longer use Flash but XHTML for the Delivery of items A Process interface will be introduced. It corresponds to a workflow manager : Tests and Deliveries will be managed like a Process.

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September 17th, 2010

Mantis turns into Redmine

Mantis has been an effective tool for the TAO project. However, it is time for us to use a more effective tool to develop our community, i.e., Redmine. Redmine is a communication tool supporting bug tracking and displaying new features and maintenance projects. It provides a Wiki integrating all the documentation collected, a document library, a […]

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