WHAT CS KAIMENYI NEEDS FOR KNEC- CBT(COMPUTER-BASED TESTING) … {Opinion}

It is inevitable that Kenya adopts CBT regarding the latest menace, as part of getting a lasting solution. Computer-based testing is a simple and better way to offer the KCSE test. It allows testing centers to offer a more consistent test delivery, faster scoring and reporting, and enhanced test security.

The Facts

  • Testing is done in person, on a computer, at an approved testing center
  • Testing is not online
  • Similar to paper testing centers, computer-based testing centers are reviewed and approved to ensure test-takers receive the best, fairest experience possible for their test
  • Training for jurisdiction and test center administrators is included in set up of a new testing center
  • Testing centers can use desktop computers or laptop computers, as long as minimum requirements are met
  • Only 2 computers are required to become a testing center
  • Computer-based testing is the standard for many other test delivery programs. And as technology continues to advance, it is also becoming the standard format for most of the key K-12 assessment programs.

among other points here are some of the Advantages to the Candidate

  • Testing centers conveniently located around the world 
  • Top-of-the line security measures:
  • Extensive encryption
  • No outside materials allowed inside testing rooms
  • Strict candidate identification standards  
  • A comfortable and consistent testing environment in all examination centers
  • Images on the computer screen provide maximum readability 
  • Answers are recorded directly into the computer, therefore eliminating possible transcription errors from scanning format answer sheets

Kenyans are so innovative and with the digital era, i think we can not go the analogue way for years. i rest my case
Orina Ontiri
is a broadcast journalist at AGR

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