Eraslan College: Seamless Transition to Online Exams with TestInvite

Discover how Eraslan College in İzmir, Turkey, successfully navigated the online student assessment challenges with TestInvite

Created by Ege Ersoy / January, 2024

What were their objectives?

Eraslan College, situated in İzmir, Turkey, stands as a prominent educational institution with 25 years of expertise across different levels of education. Offering a high-quality education from kindergarten to high school, Eraslan places significant importance on maintaining educational excellence. To identify the most talented students at each level, the college conducts semester, entrance and scholarship examinations.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Eraslan College transitioned from traditional face-to-face courses to online education. Leveraging their modern approach and educational experience, the institution swiftly adapted to online learning. Recognizing the need for strategic collaboration in online student assessment, Eraslan partnered with TestInvite to introduce a secure and user-friendly assessment environment for both students and teachers.

HeadquartersIzmir, Turkey
Employee Count 65+
Student Base900+
GoalEstablish the seamless execution of semester, scholarship, and entrance exams for students in an online setting while ensuring robust exam security measures.

How did they achieve their goals with TestInvite?

During the Covid-19 situation, Eraslan College faced critical challenges related to online exam security for periodic exams. Additionally, detailed exam reports were crucial for a fair assessment of students' learning outcomes. TestInvite's Assessment Software proved instrumental in addressing these challenges.

At the onset of the collaboration, Eraslan College utilized TestInvite Assessment Software for periodic exams throughout the 2020/2021 academic year. Approximately 500 students, spanning from fifth grade to tenth grade, participated in online exams over nine months. Building on this success, the college extended their collaboration with TestInvite to conduct entrance exams, with approximately 400 students applying for scholarships.

The additional value provided by TestInvite?

Onboarding & orientation of teachers and students:

The TestInvite Assessment and Customer Support Team conducted comprehensive training for Eraslan College teachers, covering online assessment orientation, TestInvite Assessment Software usage, and a briefing on TestInvite's test security protocol. Trial simulations were created for both teachers and students, facilitating engagement before the assessment processes.

Additionally, TestInvite's live support was available before, during, and after exams. All participants, including students, were added to the college's organization account, allowing them to familiarize themselves with the assessment system for a semester. Demo links were provided before exam processes for testing, and all orientation processes were supplied by TestInvite at no cost.

Exam Security:

Following orientation, TestInvite activated advanced test security features to protect the integrity of online exams:

Periodic Semester Exams:

Teachers implemented the following measures for exam security in TestInvite:

  • Activated the lockdown exam browser to limit students from leaving the exam screen.
    • Automatically shuffled questions and options for each student.

      Scholarship & Entrance Exams:

      Building on the success of semester exams, Eraslan College integrated TestInvite exam security features for scholarship and entrance exams. Teachers implemented the following measures:

      • Activated webcam video recording to deter exam cheating.
        • Automatically shuffled questions for each student.

          Outcomes and successes achieved?

          The collaborative efforts resulted in the successful management of 4,000+ online exams, with 500 students participating in various exams over nine months, and an additional 350 students taking the Entrance exam in February 2021.

          TestInvite's live support ensured the smooth execution of exams, and participation rates were equivalent to face-to-face exams. The collaboration effectively circumvented the limitations imposed by Covid-19 on education and assessment processes. The potential deviation in learning outcome assessments was precluded, and all exams were conducted on their planned dates.

          Exam cheating attempts were both deterred and detected through TestInvite's advanced security tools.

          With the TestInvite team, with whom we had the opportunity to collaborate during the remote education period, we successfully assessed our students' weekly achievements using realistic and reliable evaluation systems. The School Entrance Exam, which attracts a large number of students to our school annually, was conducted in an environment close to reality. Our proctor teachers accessed it remotely, utilizing the assessment software provided by the TestInvite team, which offers instant proctoring support.
          TestInvite's features, such as remote proctoring, screen recording, screen limitation in case of risk, video, and audio recording, have played a crucial role in upholding our commitment to academic honesty in the online exams we administer. Throughout our collaboration with TestInvite, they were consistently accessible, providing technical support for each of our exams. The ability to receive technical support at any time significantly streamlined the examination process for both our teachers and students.
          Nur Canbaz - Director General of Education 

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