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    Computer Based Testing - Security Computer Based Testing - Security Presentation Transcript

    • Computer Based Testing Security & Administration 2007 North American Pesticide Applicator Certification & Safety Education Workshop         Portland Maine 2007      
    • CBT Security & Administration 10 Minute Review
      • Metro Institute Background
      • Testing Security Basics
      • CBT System Overview
      • Step-by-Step Procedure
      • System Reports
      • Concluding Statements & Questions
    • Metro Institute Background
      • Training Institute - 2000
        • Initial Applicator Training & CEU’s
      • Computer Based Testing – 2003
        • 3GB Technologies @ USU Research Center
        • Began Providing CBT for Arizona SPCC
      • Present Goals – 2007
        • CBT & Web Training Worldwide
        • Implement CBT Nebraska, Alabama, N. Carolina, S. Carolina
        • National Pesticide Applicator Core Exam – CBT Conversion
    • Testing Security Basics
      • Server Physical Security
        • Hosted by Dedicated ISP Provider
        • Offsite Backup Performed Every Hour
      • Test Data Security
        • Dual Server System – Web & Data
        • ISP Firewalls & Port Blocking & Password
        • MD5 Login Encryption
        • SSL Data Transfer Encryption
        • No ActiveX or Java Applets Employed
    • Testing Security Basics
      • Agency Data Security
        • Test Applications to Metro via FTP
        • Test Scores Returned to Agency Via FTP
      • Testing Sites Security
        • Proctored & Monitored
        • Photo ID Required, Photo Taken
      • Testing Computer Security
        • Hardened Kiosk - Stores No Data Ever
    • CBT System Overview
    • Step-by-Step Procedure
      • Application
      • Server Operations
      • Testing Appointment
      • Arrival at Testing Site
      • Accessing Test Questions
      • Testing Process
      • Test Completion
      • Final Data Delivery to Agency
    • Application
      • Application Complete
      • Reviewed & Approved
      • Agency Data Entry
      • Letter to Applicator
      • Cued for Daily FTP
        • Name & ID #
        • Date Approved
        • Tests Approved
    • Server Operations
      • Web Server solicits & receives data from Agency Server
      • Web Server submits password to Data Server for transfer
      • Data transferred from Web Server to Data Server thru firewall
    • Testing Appointment
      • Applicant calls Metro with ID number
      • Metro queries Web Server for authority to offer test
      • Approval confirmed & test set for specific date & site thru Web Server
    • Arrival at Testing Site
      • Photo ID is requested & identification confirmed
      • Digital photo taken & sent to test-taker file
      • Test-taker proctored into specific test, computer IP address confirmed
      • Test-taker gets color scratch paper, enters ID#, agrees to terms, begins testing
    • Accessing Test Questions
      • Six events must be completed in sequence to receive test question:
        • Application Received
        • Test Appointment
        • Day & Location
        • Proctor ID’s, Photos & Releases Test
        • IP Address Confirmed
        • Proctor Signs in test-taker to workstation
    • Testing Process
      • Test questions/answers randomly generated & sent in multiple packets
      • Packets may contain one or two words
      • Packets may or may not take same route
      • Answers return to Web Server as single number
    • Test Completion
      • Tester may review questions & answers until timeout
      • Once “Finish” button selected (or timeout) test is recorded
      • Completed test can not be altered
      • Score sheet is printed
      100%
    • Final Data Delivery to Agency
      • Test-taker scores & pictures sent from Metro Web Server to Agency File Server via FTP daily
      • Agency issues License to all test-takers with passing scores
    • Reports
      • Histogram – Score Distribution
      • Discrimination Index
      • Test Question – Sort by % Correct
      • Test Results – Sort by Location
      • Average Time to Complete Test
      • Applicator Test Look-up
      • Applicator Photo Look-up
      • Test Questions & Answers
    • Histogram
    • Discrimination Index
    • Test Question % Correct
    • In Conclusion
      • Metro Online CBT System Attributes:
        • More Secure - Paper-based & computer transmitted testing systems vulnerable
        • Allows Flexibility - Timely question changes
        • Secure & Proven - Procedures & protocols taking advantage of latest technology
        • Reports – Any analysis provided
        • Free to Agency - Saves money allowing staff & office space reduction or reassignment