Every University Should Have a Computer-Based Testing Facility

Craig Zilles, Matthew West, Geoffrey Herman, Timothy Bretl

Abstract

For the past five years we have been operating a Computer-Based Testing Facility (CBTF) as the primary means of summative assessment in large-enrollment STEM-oriented classes. In each of the last three semesters, it has proctored over 50,000 exams for over 6,000 unique students in 25–30 classes. Our CBTF has simultaneously improved the quality of assessment, allowed the testing of computational skills, and reduced the recurring burden of performing assessment in a broad collection of STEM-oriented classes, but it does require an up-front investment to develop the digital exam content. We have found our CBTF to be secure, cost-effective, and well liked by our faculty, who choose to use it semester after semester. We believe that there are many institutions that would similarly benefit from having a Computer-Based Testing Facility.

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in Harvard Style

Zilles C., West M., Herman G. and Bretl T. (2019). Every University Should Have a Computer-Based Testing Facility.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 414-420. DOI: 10.5220/0007753304140420


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Craig Zilles and Matthew West and Geoffrey Herman and Timothy Bretl},
title={Every University Should Have a Computer-Based Testing Facility},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={414-420},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007753304140420},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Every University Should Have a Computer-Based Testing Facility
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Zilles C.
AU - West M.
AU - Herman G.
AU - Bretl T.
PY - 2019
SP - 414
EP - 420
DO - 10.5220/0007753304140420