Public Safety Test Administration and Scoring Options
IOS offers various options for public safety testing administration.
Available Methods of Exam Administration
Paper and Pencil Testing (Hard copy)
For hard copy testing, agencies will receive the following services as part of the test lease price:
Testing Materials: Agency is provided the testing materials necessary for testing, including: Test booklets, answer sheets, administration guide, and test administration script. Shipping is not included in the Lease price.
Answer Sheet Scanning: Completed answer sheets are electronically scanned by trained test scoring specialists.
Data Cleaning: All data is “cleaned” by test scoring specialists to correct any errors that result from candidate error or scanner error.
Data Scoring: Data is scored by our proprietary algorithms and verified for accuracy by test scoring specialists.
Scoring Report Generation: Scoring reports will be provided to the agency and will list candidate’s demographics, his/her scores and his/her passing status on the examination, if applicable. Several reporting options, such as overall score reporting and score breakdown reporting, are available.
Re-stocking of Unused Testing Materials: We will restock any unused test booklets without additional fees.
Transportability Analysis: We will conduct a summary analysis to ensure that the use of any of our entry-level testing products is valid for your agency. This analysis requires agency participation – Click for more info about transportability analysis.
Agencies only pay for the exams that are used and only get invoiced once scores are created. There is no upfront cost. All unused testing materials can be returned to IOS without charge or penalty. If an agency would rather build up their own inventory of exams, we can accommodate that as well.
Test Scoring Options
With the correct software and equipment, clients can upload their own data and get instant score reports. Many agencies desire to have the control, flexibility and speed of “self-scoring.” Using our PS3 platform, this is possible. Agencies with a normal office printer/scanner and third-party software can upload data into our system for immediate scoring and reporting. Scores are generated automatically for you and are immediately accessible. Data is stored in a secured database, which you can query as needed through a client interface. Clients are required to purchase third party software and complete a client set-up with IOS. We’ll help you get the system running and test it out to make sure the process is seamless and error free – Fees may apply.
For smaller administrations, you can administer your public safety testing with paper-and-pencil exams. Once complete, you can simply hand-enter answers from completed answer sheets via a web-based application. Scores are generated automatically for you and are immediately accessible. Data is stored in a secured database, which you can query as needed through a client interface. Service is free of charge and only requires establishing an online account with us.
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