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College plans wider use of exam software in assessments

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is increasing the use of exam management software to replace the use of written submissions.

Greater use of the software at the College will include use in Observed Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) and in new Admission assessments for applicants to the College’s medical programme.

Practique is an exam management software which can be used to create and deliver exams such as multiple choice exams digitally, reducing the need for paper copies of exam scripts.

The software can also be used to create question banks, design exam blueprints and deliver exams across multiple platforms and locations. The instant collection and availability of results also reduces the time spent gathering and recording student exams, providing a faster and more reliable exam system for administration staff, examiners and students.

Use of the software will be extended to the assessments team for applicants to the medical programme, a new aspect of the application process implemented this year. Using Practique for these admission assessments will simplify the process for assessors, and allow applicants to be informed of results earlier.

Following the success of the use of Practique by the Medical School, wider use will soon include pilot use for OSCEs in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and a pilot in designing written exam papers in the School of Biomedical Sciences.

 

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