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  • 1. TAOAn Open-SourceComputer-BasedAssessment Platform
  • 2. Computer-BasedAssessment
    More than a transposition
    of existingpaper and pencil tests on computer
    • Instantaneous feedback to the test takers
    • 3. No paperwasting
    • 4. No distance and time limits
    • 5. Better data reliability
    • 6. Adaptive testing
    • 7. Multimedia and interaction
  • Overview
    An Open-Source Platform
    Create items and tests
    Deliver tests and manage Test campaigns
    Manage Test takersand Groups
    Manage and analyze the Results
  • 8. Scheme
    1
    Modules
    2
    Assets
    3
    FastFacts
    Item • Test • Test taker• Group • Delivery• Result•
    Specialfeatures • Availability • License • Assets • Advances in CBA•
    A littlehistory • TAO Team • Success stories • What’s to come •
  • 9. 1
    Modules
    2
    Assets
    3
    FastFacts
    Item • Test • Test taker• Group • Delivery • Result •
    Specificfeatures •
    Availability • License •
  • 10. Item Module
    Item development and management
    Multilingual and cognitive items
    WYSIWYG* authoring
    (* whatyouseeiswhatyouget)
    Different item types/templates
    (QCM, Kohs, C-Test, Campus, Cascade…)
  • 11. Item Module
  • 12. Test Module
    Test development and management
    Selection of items
    Opportunity to sequence items by difficulty, weight, guessing…
    Preview of created tests duringdesigned phase
  • 13. Test Module
  • 14. Test takerModule
    Testtakermanagement
    Assignation of logins/passwords
    Set up the necessary information on eachsubject
  • 15. Test takerModule
  • 16. Group Module
    Group management
    Populate GroupswithTest takers
    Assign Tests to a Group of selectedTesttakers
  • 17. Group Module
  • 18. Delivery Module
    Test delivery management
    Tests are available on any system
    (PC, Mac OSX, Linux) usingany browser
    Online and offline-testing
    Multilingual tests
    Optionalresult report availableat the of test for the subject
  • 19. Delivery Module
  • 20. Result Module
    Resultsmanagement
    Wizard to build tables withresults
    Export results to csv files (excel, open office)
    Wizard to create reports with multiple scores combined
  • 21. Result Module
  • 22. 1
    Modules
    2
    Assets
    3
    Fastfacts
    Item • Test • Test taker•
    Group • Delivery• Result•
    Specialfeatures • Availability • License • Assets • Advances in
    CBA •
  • 23. Specialfeatures
    Librariesused for the TAO platform
    Apache Web Server
    PHP 5.2.6 as server side language
    MySQLfor data persistence
    Semantic Web Paradigm
    RDF/RDFS for ontology representation and exchange format
    Ajax technology for high optimized client
    jQuery Library
    Redminefor bug tracking
  • 24. General Architecture
    Server
    MySQL
    Results
    Test takers
    Administrators, conceptors of tests, …
  • 25. Availability
    Whatyouneed to manage and serve TAO tests
    Apache (recommended version: 2.2.9 - other version may work)
    PHP 5.2.6 or later, not later than 5.3
    A database server: MySQL 5.0 or later
    Anynavigator
  • 26. License
    GNU GPLv2
    TAO is a free software
    Available to download, free of any charges
    The source code isavailable on demand
  • 27. TAO Assets
    Web-basedplatform
    Multilingual and flexible
    Supports a wide range of assessments
    (simple playful, psychometric…)
    Centeredknowledgemodeling
  • 28. Advances in CBA
    Mandatoryfieldscontributing to advances
    Technology
    Psychometrics
    Cognitive science
    For instance, the TAO team developed HAWAI
    (Hyper Adaptive Work Area Item – for human-machine interaction)
  • 29. 1
    Fastfacts
    2
    Assets
    3
    FastFacts
    Etudes préalables •
    Difficultés rencontrées • Circuits d’eau au sein du réacteur •
    Retenue du Mirgenbach •
    Specialfeatures •
    Availability • License •
    A littlehistory • TAO Team • Success stories • What’s to come •
  • 30. A littlehistory
    TAO wascreated in November 2002
    The first release came out in January 2003
    Since 2004, use of TAO in severalresearchprojectsfinanced by the University of Luxembourg and the Public Center of Research Henri Tudor
    By the end of the year, TAO 2.0 willbereleased
  • 31. TAO Team
  • 32. Success stories
    In Luxembourg
    Monitoring of competencies in education
    In Europe
    The Hungarianschool monitoring
    On an international level
    PISA (Program for IntlStudentsAssessment)studieswith the OECD
    And PIAAC studies(Program for the IntlAssessment for AdultCompetencies)
  • 33. What’s to come
    The TAO platformis about tosupport QTI IMS
    TAO version 2.0
    TAO Days in March 2011 in Luxembourg
  • 34. TAO is a versatile platform
    It ishighly adaptable and multilingual
    It is anopen source platform in constant progress
  • 35. Thanks!
    1
    Modules
    2
    Assets
    3
    FastFacts
    Item • Test • Testee•
    Group • Delivery• Result•
    contact@tao.lu