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Questionmark OnDemand Expands Analytics

Questionmark has released an update to its SaaS-based assessment tool, Questionmark OnDemand. The incremental update includes new forms of analytics reporting tools to help measure performance and pinpoint areas that might be in need of additional investigation.

Questionmark OnDemand is an assessment system delivered as software-as-a-service solution with pay-as-you-go and subscription options. It includes tools for authoring and scheduling tests, developing test questions and working with question banks, delivering assessments on a variety of platforms (mobile phones, desktop browsers, paper), and measuring and analyzing results. The system is built using 128-bit encryption for security and is designed to integrate with other enterprise systems, with support for LDAP and SCORM and various APIs, as well as tools for publishing packages of materials to learning management systems.

The new 5.3 release adds two new reporting features:

  • Item Analysis Report, which is designed to help identify results in a test that might require additional investigation; and
  • Test Center Analysis Report, which "allows users to evaluate the performance of participants that have been scheduled to take assessments at test centers and thereby identify potential test security issues."

Item Analysis Report lets administrators drill down to "specific item statistics and performance data" and can output results to PDF and CSV files. It supports all common question types.

Both of the new tools are delivered through Questionmark Analytics, which integrates with Questionmark's core assessment system, Questionmark Perception. Perception is an assessment management suite for deploying quizzes, exams, surveys, and other forms of assessments. Using the company's auto-sensing technology, the assessments can be delivered in a variety of formats across a wide range of devices. Perception is available in on-premises and hosted configurations.

Additional details, along with access to a 30-day trial, can be found on Questionmark's site.

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