A new digital exam for students in the Marshall Islands was piloted earlier this school year for two classes of sixth graders.
“The Public School System (PSS) contracted Pacific Testing Center (PTC) to build the web-based scoring program and the Android tablet-based testing program,” said consultant Hendrick Cho. “We partnered with Delap Elementary School to pilot this tablet testing method.”
The program was developed to “modernize the testing method and prepare students for computer-based testing used throughout the world,” said Cho. “This is also part of the Ministry of Education’s initiative to introduce more technology to the classroom.”
The aim is to expand tablet and computer based testing throughout the Marshall Islands in order to reduce paper waste and get the results to the schools quicker.
Cho said this would reduce the time from taking the test to getting results from two months with the current paper test to one day with the tablets.
Read more about this in the June 8, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.