Computer-adaptive Testing (CAT) has actually been around since the 1970s but it is still little-known and less understood.
How CAT works
Any given CAT assessment is based on a large bank of questions of varying, but known, difficulty on a given topic. The first question is served at Continue reading
Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10 comes with Edge, a new browser to replace the antediluvian Internet Explorer. Hooray! Technical folk the world over loathe MSIE with a deep and abiding passion, and we are delighted to see it slip into history. What’s more, Edge has had largely good reviews. It’s fast, stable and generally standards-compatible.
Will your school switch over forthwith? Probably not. In the first place, about 50% of our users have standardised on Chrome. A few will move back, but Google is very good at giving them reasons to stay. Secondly, right now at the start of term is not the time your IT technician wants to switch over to a new and untested program. If you are on MSIE, you are most likely doomed to stay with it for the next 12 months.
That has not stopped us from setting up a copy and running the complete suite of Yacapaca functional tests across it. You will be pleased to know that it performed quickly and stably, with two exceptions:
Meanwhile with the launch of Edge, we have dropped compatibility testing on MSIE 7 and 8, though we still test all changes against MSIE 9, 10 and 11 as well as Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
Of course if you do hit a problem with Yacapaca on any browser, report it and we will do our best to help.
“Locate X in this image” is conceptually straightforward, and Locate questions are not especially subtle. Obvious uses are maps and diagrams. You can also do clever things by turning Continue reading
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