Your results straight away wherever you are
Marks are collated instantly which allows immediate standard setting & all stats are generated automatically so analysis can be carried out in a fraction of the time.
To err is human that’s why we automated it
Incomplete marks are a thing of the past, zero-chance of transcription or transfer error & no scanning errors
Free up your time
Practique does the leg work for you
Practique's intuitive workflow speeds through the whole exam management lifecycle. No more questions via email or collecting paper and reports for examination committees.
Save money and the planet!
no more paper, easy admin
No paper means saving on printing special forms, distribution, collection and scanning costs
Nothing gets lost
Results are important Practique keeps them safe
All questions, marks, reports, historical performance are in one place. High-stakes exams like OSCE's are backed up to all ipads so there is no chance of losing any results
Report and analyse
Improve the quality of your assessments
All the most commonly used (and many not so commonly used) exam statistics are available at the touch of a button - it’s like having your own statistics department!
Integrate and interrogate
It's your data
Go deeper with database linking so that you can analyse and extract data for all historical and current exams stored in your own data repository
Safe and secure
Peace of mind that your data is protected
Exams are encrypted, transfer between devices and server is encrypted & data is backed up in real-time to multiple servers and devices
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A flexible system that enables questions to be categorised against your curriculum or course modules; and domains of competence, skills, or learning outcomes. These categorisations can be used when generating reports too. Exam blueprints capture the distributions of questions/stations to be used when creating exam-papers or station-sets.
The information stored about each question or station is customisable, to enable existing question banks to be imported easily, and to allow any fields needed to be added to the question bank for question selection and reporting purposes. Questions can be sorted and filtered as needed, and question performance in previous exams can be examined. Practique currently supports Single-Best-Answer, Short-Answer-Questions, and OSCE/OSPE stations. Documents for stations are subject to version control, to allow historic exams to be associated with the contemporary version of a question.
The exam can be pushed to the iPads from the server in a few minutes. The native-iPad app stores answers/marks locally as well as sending them to the server, allowing the exam to continue whether all the devices are online or not. Marks and exam standards can be monitored from the server in real-time.
Single-Best-Answer can be marked automatically, and Practique provides innovative per-question marking for Short-Answer-Questions, which allows alternative answers to be automatically marked, then reviewed and unexpected alternatives accepted or rejected allowing hundreds of answers to be marked in a few seconds.
Results are processed using Angoff, Borderline Group, or Borderline Regression standard setting with the Standard-Error-of-Measurement used to generate a single-sided confidence interval where the level of confidence is adjustable.
We have incorporated several standard reports into Practique for candidate feedback, candidate history, examiner consistency, examiner history, question/station performance (classical and IRT2), and exam analysis. We are adding to the reports all the time, and are happy to add customised options. The data is also available via CSV export, or an ODBS link for use in reporting tools like SPSS, Crystal, or Excel.
Sets of questions for written exams, or sets of stations for OSCE/OSPE can be generated from exam-blueprints automatically (randomly selecting questions from the question-bank to meet the requirements). This can be used with curriculum-mapping tools to select questions that are distributed according to the part of the curriculum that has been taught so far
Workflows are provided for specifying candidates, examiners (for OSCE/OSPE), roleplayers and props (for OSCE) and the stations to be used. System automatically generates the rotations for OSCE/OSPE using the exam-blueprint, stations, candidate list, and examiner list.Changes to personnel and exam rotations can be made right up to the last minute
Feedback reports with mark breakdowns by domains-of competence and/or curriculum areas can be automatically generated using the blueprints. Graphs can be exported as PDFs and emailed on publication, or pushed into an e-portfolio.
Users can be created and edited, and assigned roles that restrict access to different parts of the workflow. The basic configuration includes Admin and Super-Admin roles.
The system has led to a substantial reduction in the administrative burden associated with examination preparation coupled with significant savings in resources, and it’s hard to envisage staging the Clinical Skills Assessments now without this system”.- Tom Dastur. Head of Examinations . Royal College of General Practitioners