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The Importance of IMS Certification and QTI Compliance

IMS Global Learning Consortium develops and maintains, among other specifications, the Question & Test InteroperabilityⓇ (QTI) standard. The QTI standard enables the exchange of item, test, and results data between authoring tools, item banks, test constructional tools, learning systems, and assessment delivery systems. Many products and vendors claim QTI compliance, and even use the QTI […]

Case Study: How TAO Helps Reduce K-12 Student Drop Out Rates

12% of European students drop out before completing high school, according to Eurostat. This alarming situation is both a cause and effect of unemployment, social exclusion, and poverty, and is therefore a matter for great social concern. Although there are systematic and targeted strategies in place to prevent dropouts, the Comenius Program seeks to reconsider the […]

Prepping for This Year’s ATP Innovations in Testing

Innovations in Testing is ATP’s annual conference, bringing together assessment and technology professionals from around the world. In 2012, we went to this event with just one goal in mind: introduce TAO to a North American audience, and establish ourselves as a viable alternative to the proprietary systems that became the norm during the past […]

OAT is the New Home of TAO

We did it! A couple of days ago we left Tudor for our new offices at the Technoport (technoport.lu), a start-up incubator in the South of Luxembourg, and a truly exciting place! Not just because of all the other hi-tech companies here, but also for our new surroundings: we’re right smack in the middle of […]

TAO is Spinning Off…

As some of you may know, TAO originated as a research project between the University of Luxembourg (http://wwwen.uni.lu) and the Research Center Henri Tudor (http://www.tudor.lu/en). As a result of the successful deployment of TAO by OECD (to conduct their large scale, international assessment projects for students and adults – PISA and PIAAC), we started getting […]

A Look into Testing Psychometrics with two TAO Psychometricians

We sat down with our psychometricians – Hélène MAYER and Franck GISMONDI – for an interview on their role within the TAO team. (Question) Could you give us a definition of psychometrics? (Mayer & Gismondi) Psychometrics is a discipline designed to develop and analyze psychological and educational measurements. It is dedicated to the construction and […]

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