During the spring of 2018, trials conducted at the Medical Sciences Division revealed a functional gap that was essential for the integrity and improvement of the divisions’ end-of-term examinations. The gap was related to the lack of instant reports on student marks (fine-grained distribution) and of distractor analysis to support decision making by academic staff.
Inspera established that there was a very good match between the Inspera Assessment product roadmap and the reports required. Therefore, Inspera took this requirement into the product roadmap with no cost to the Medical Sciences Division. An Inspera team that included a project manager, two R&D team members, and DevOps resources, worked together with the division in a compressed project to meet deadlines imposed by the exam schedule.
Inspera and the Medical Sciences Division’s team agreed on a testing phase and initiated the migration of data needed to perform the agreed objective computer-marked assessments in 2019.
The reporting functionality was released in the summer of 2018. The code base for this feature has now been generalised so that its benefits are also available to other customers in closed beta, making it part of Inspera’s analytics offering.