Establishment and Management of a Computer-Based Testing Centre
On behalf of the US Educational Foundation of Greece, Sylvan Prometric B.V. of The Netherlands, and Educational Testing Services Inc of Princeton, N.J. (one of the world’s largest educational testing organsations), Navigator Consulting established and managed a Computer-based Testing Centre (CBT) in Athens and Thessaloniki.
The Athens Centre comprised 52 PC testing stations, 2 servers and test administration facilitie; the Thessaloniki station comprised 18 stations, 2 servers.
Tests delivered included: University Entrance Standardised Exams: GRE, GMAT, SAT; Language Certification Exams (TOEFL) and Vocational Standards & Competences Exams (various professional standards).
Our responsibilities included:
Support for site selection, conversion, engineering management and installation
Equipment (software, hardware, network, security) installation, verification and testing
Staff identification, recruitment, training and management: 4 permanent, 12 part-time staff)
Preparation of text administration to a level of over 20,000 tests per year
Preparation of security and examination protocols
Training and certification of staff to required competence level
In 1999 – 2000, the Athens site was the largest testing site of this kind in Europe.
US Educational Foundation / Sylvan Prometric
Date of Engagement:
August - October 2014
Countries of Operation:
Services, Information & Communications Technologies