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

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