Resources

Looking to switch to online testing? You aren't alone. Caveon's here to help with a plethora of resourcesfrom webinars to white papers, case studies to infographics, and even interactive workbooks. Use the resources filter to find exactly what your program is looking for, and you'll be well on your way to delivering secure online assessments.

The Guide to Making the Switch to Online Testing

There are lots of reasons to transition into online testing. Whether you hope to deliver some or all of your exams online, it's important that you know the basics. In this guide, you'll learn:
  • What are the advantages of online testing?
  • How does it work?
  • What should you look for in your technology?
  • What are the potential risks?
  • What can you do to beef up security?

A letter from David Foster, Ph.D., President & CEO of Caveon Test Security

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has many programs moving to online testing. Now, more than ever, we must take security seriously.

Test Security Threats Risk Assessment Tool

Unsure which threats pose the greatest security risk to your online testing program? Use this free & easy Risk Assessment Tool to help you determine your program's potential vulnerabilities!
  • Online Testing Solutions
  • A Letter from David Foster, Ph.D., President & CEO of Caveon

    The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has many programs moving to online testing. Now, more than ever, we must take security seriously.

  • Test Security Basics
  • White Paper: The Language of Security & Test Security

    A white paper by Dr. David Foster on The Language of Security and Test Security.

  • Test Security Basics
  • Of Wildfires & Surveillance Cameras

    Smokey Bear has promised us that we can prevent most wildfires. Retail stores have guaranteed us their surveillance cameras will catch thievery. But what does the exam security process pledge to your testing program?

  • Test Security Basics
  • White Paper: Test Fraud & Cheating Threats

    A white paper by Dr. David Foster that includes a comprehensive guide to the many test theft and cheating threats facing assessment programs today.

  • Understand Your Security Risks
  • Test Security Threats Risk Assessment Tool

    Unsure which threats pose the greatest security risk to your online testing program? Use this free & easy Risk Assessment Tool to help you determine your program's potential vulnerabilities!

  • Online Testing Solutions
  • The Guide to Making the Switch to Online Testing

    There are lots of reasons to transition into online testing. Whether you hope to deliver some or all of your exams online, it's important that you know the basics. In this guide, you'll learn:
    • What are the advantages of online testing?
    • How does it work?
    • What should you look for in your technology?
    • What are the potential risks?
    • What can you do to beef up security?
  • Online Testing Solutions
  • Increase Security & Improve Measurement with Canvas + Scorpion™

    Don't you wish there were a way to build custom, super-secure online exams that measure with pinpoint accuracy? Canvas's built-in testing functionality, while good, can be made even better using Scorpion's powerful tools to greatly enhance your content, your delivery, and your overall test security.

  • Online Testing Solutions
  • The Present & Future of Proctoring

    Whether remote or on-site, paper- or computer-based, "proctoring" isn't new to our field. But with all this new technology emerging, what changes and enhancements can we expect for our proctoring friends, and how can we better support them on their heroic quest?

  • Online Testing Solutions
  • Are Proctors Deterrents?

    Proctoring has been used for security purposes for over 1,500 years, yet our understanding of its impact is cursory. Read on to learn about proctoring's effectiveness in addressing test threats—You might be surprised to discover where proctors excel, and where they may need extra support.
  • Online Testing Solutions
  • Are Proctors Enough for Online Assessments?

    What test security risks threaten online tests? What else can be done to protect my exams? Is proctoring enough? Make sure your online tests are secure!

  • Online Testing Solutions
  • White Paper: Standards for Online Proctoring

    What are the industry standards for online proctoring? Find them here all at once.

  • Understand Your Security Risks
  • How to Use the Test Security Threats Risk Assessment Tool

    Some quick tips & tricks for using the online Risk Assessment Tool.

  • Test Security Basics
  • TILSA Test Security Guidebook

    The TILSA Test Security Guidebook, a Project of the Council of Chief State School Officers Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessment (TILSA) State Collaborative on Assessment & Student Standards. Written by Caveon's Dr. John Fremer & Dr. John F. Olson.

  • Test Security Basics
  • Caveon Webinars

    Caveon is dedicated to promoting industry-wide education on test security and its associative components, so we've assembled an archive of past webinars relating to various test security topics helpful to online testing programs.

  • Test Security Basics
  • The Prevention Lockbox

    The Lockbox is a catalyst that seeks to provoke and drive this industry's dialogue on test security.  The "Prevention" Edition of The Lockbox provides helpful preventative tips and tricks for assessment programs large and small, written by test security experts across the industry.

  • Test Security Basics
  • The Deterrence Lockbox

    The Lockbox is a catalyst that seeks to provoke and drive this industry's dialogue on test security.  The "Deterrence" Edition of The Lockbox provides helpful deterrent tips and tricks for assessment programs large and small, written by test security experts across the industry.

  • Test Security Basics
  • The Detection + Reaction Lockbox

    The Lockbox is a catalyst that seeks to provoke and drive this industry's dialogue on test security.  The "Detection + Reaction" Edition of The Lockbox provides helpful detection tips for locating cheaters and reaction methods for mitigating incidents and responding to security breaches. 

  • Test Security Basics
  • The Handbook of Test Security: Security Issues in Technology-based Testing, Chapter 3

    The Handbook of Test Security, edited by James A. Wollack and Caveon's John Fremer, offers guidance to assessment programs large and small. "As a whole, the book provides invaluable insight into the prevalence of cheating and 'best practices' for designing security plans, training personnel, and detecting and investigating misconduct." Chapter 3, written by Caveon's Dr. David Foster, provides valuable insight for technology-based testing programs.

  • Prepare a Test Security Plan
  • Elements of a Strong Test Security Plan

    Is your program prepared to manage changing test security threats? Develop a comprehensive test security plan under the guidance of test security experts to prepare all of the information and materials you may need to address exam security concerns in the future.

  • Prepare a Test Security Plan
  • When Should You Formally Review Your Test Security Practices?

    Auditing your test security practices is a lot like getting an oil change; You must continually perform them to keep your car running smoothly. Just as one oil change visit doesn't ensure your car's engine will last a lifetime, one test security audit won't keep your program evolving with best practices forever. You may have performed an audit before, but when is the right time to renew?

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • DOMC White Paper: The Discrete Option Multiple Choice Test Item—An Important Evolution in Test & Item Design

    The Discrete Option Multiple Choice question format (DOMC) may be one of the most important testing innovations our industry has experienced in several decades. Read more about this innovation in the white paper written by Dr. David Foster.

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • DOMC Webinar: Discrete Option Multiple Choice—A Revolution in Testing

    Join Dr. David Foster as he describes and demonstrates the value of the innovative DOMC item type and the various ways it can be used to benefit every type of testing program. DOMC items significantly reduce item content exposure, deter thieves from harvesting items, stop cheaters from profiting on theft, and more. 

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • DOMC Case Study: How Okta Won with Threat-based Security

    Okta, an industry leader in identity and access management, needed to develop a certification exam to ensure that customers, partners, and internal employees had the appropriate knowledge and skills to support its products. Learn how secure item types and proactive test design helped eliminate cheating and theft for good.

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • AIG Ultimate Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to AIG—Part 1

    It's all right here. Download the Ultimate Guide to AIG and get the skinny on this secure, money-saving item pool expansion technology. It answers all your questions, from the simple to the complex:

    • What is AIG?
    • How does it work?
    • What are the security benefits of AIG?
    • How does AIG save time and money?
    • What methods of AIG are available?
    • And more!
  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • AIG Infographic: The Lifetime Value of AIG

    Sure, AIG would be a dream to have. But how does the cost of AIG stack up against the cost of traditional item pool expansion? Check out the infographic to see just how much the design, development, longevity, and replacement costs stack up for AIG v.s. traditional items, side-by-side.

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • AIG Demo: 3-minute Demo of Caveon AIG

    Want to actually see Caveon AIG in action? Watch this two-and-a-half-minute demo and discover just how fast and easy item generation can be!
  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • SmartItems™ Booklet: Designing the Future of Testing

    Find out what a SmartItem is, how it can benefit your exams, how it works, examples of SmartItems, and more in this jam-packed booklet.
  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • SmartItems™ Ebook: Stop Test Fraud, Improve Fairness, & Upgrade the Way You Test

    Without hyperbole, the SmartItem can prevent all test theft and almost all forms of cheating. Such a claim cannot be ignored, and we invite all to learn more in Dr. David Foster’s new book. Download the ebook now—free for a limited time.

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • SmartItems™ Webinar: Using Innovative Item Design to Make Your Life Easier

    This webinar, hosted by Dr. David Foster, will go over what a SmartItem is, its features, and its benefits. 

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • SmartItems™ Research: How SmartItems Improve Tests

    Use the latest scientific research conducted by Caveon to evaluate all of your options and make the best decisions for your testing program. In this article, Dr. David Foster discusses how SmartItems improve tests.

  • Build Security into Your Test Design
  • SmartItems™ Case Study: The Use of SmartItems on SailPoint Certification Exams

    SailPoint testifies that when used on two of their certification exams, SmartItems provided benefits such as stellar protection, reduced costs, psychometric quality, and more appropriate candidate preparation. Read this case study to learn more.

  • Detect a Security Breach
  • The Detection + Reaction Lockbox

    The Lockbox is a catalyst that seeks to provoke and drive this industry's dialogue on test security.  The "Detection + Reaction" Edition of The Lockbox provides helpful detection tips for locating cheaters and reaction methods for mitigating incidents and responding to security breaches. 

  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Data Forensics Ultimate Guide: Part 1

    Data forensics is difficult—especially if you don’t fully understand the process behind the numbers. To help, we created this ultimate guide to answer all your burning questions. You'll learn about:

    •  - How data forensics protects the integrity of your tests
    •  - The powerful statistics behind data forensics
    •  - The hidden costs of poor exam security
    •  - And more!
  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Data Forensics Case Study: When Data Saves Lives

    Data Forensics is an essential part of any comprehensive test security solution. In extreme cases, Data Forensics can reveal potentially life-saving inconsistencies. Learn more about how data forensics can protect your high-stakes assessments in this case study.

  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Data Forensics Infographic: Six Reasons Your Program Needs Data Forensics

    Data Forensics isn’t always well understood. Simply put, Data Forensics is a program-strengthening practice that can save your team’s time, money, and reputation. The best part is, anyone can do it! To help you get started, we’ve compiled a free infographic of 6 important reasons why every assessment program should embrace data forensics.

  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Web Patrol Webinar: A Guide to Online Protection Strategies

    Understand the systems, methods, and steps your testing program needs to successfully protect and extend the life of your exams from online threats. Some of the questions this webinar will answer include:

    •  - Which processes should I implement to decrease the chance of my content appearing online?
    •  - Where do I look next if I found a threat, and where are the threats likely to spread?
    •  - What are proactive steps I can take to protect my exams online?
  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Web Patrol Article: The Evolution of Web Patrol

    In a world where social media dominates online discourse and braindump conglomerates threaten to destroy, web patrol acts as one of the most powerful security tools in detecting fraud and defending our tests. Read this article to learn more about how Web Patrol can help keep your exams safe.

  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Monitoring/Investigations: Investigating Test Security Incidents

    If you've had a testing irregularity, you know there are a host of questions that follow. This webinar gives information on the best-practice training and investigation protocols you will need to investigate a testing irregularity. Topics include preparing investigation plans, training staff, evaluating incidents, gathering evidence and documents, communicating results, and examples and tips from Caveon investigators.

  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Monitoring/Investigations: Site Monitoring Ultimate Guide Part 1

    This guide contains the definitive breakdown of test administration monitoring requirements with resource-saving hacks you will want to employ this year. After reading this guide, you will be able to:

    •  - Understand the Peer Review Requirements for site monitoring
    •  - Evaluate 10 Steps to a first-rate site monitoring plan
    •  - Identify 4 types of site monitoring solutions
    •  - Leverage site monitoring data to enhance your state assessment program
  • Detect a Security Breach
  • Monitoring/Investigations: Monitoring Checklist

    Wrapping your head around Test Administration Monitoring can be overwhelming. To take some of the pressure off, we created a list of guidelines that you can download and use as a checklist while you build your perfect test administration Monitoring program. If you’re unclear on monitor protocols, communications plans, or best practices for your data analysis, use this checklist as your guide.

  • Security Boot Camp Workbooks
  • Security Boot Camp Workbook: Part 1

    In the age of ubiquitous remote online testing, it is more essential than ever to ensure security, prevent cheating and theft, and lock down the validity and trustworthiness of your exams.
     
    That's where the Security Boot Camp comes in. This workbook series will highlight key test security concepts and provide actionable worksheets and resources. It will to help you understand and apply these concepts to your program so you can make sound decisions for your security. Download Part 1!
     
  • Security Boot Camp Workbooks
  • COMING SOON! Security Boot Camp Workbook: Part 2

    In Part 2 of the Security Boot Camp, you'll learn ways to evaluate the Technology you use to shore up test security. Evaluating your online testing solutions, leveraging secure item types, and increasing the number of items on your tests are three key ways to ensure the long-term health of your exams. Download Part 2!
     
  • Security Boot Camp Workbooks
  • COMING SOON! Security Boot Camp Workbook: Part 3

    In Part 3 of the Security Boot Camp, you'll learn all about the Evaluation of your test security. Quality assurance spot-checking, patrolling the web for stolen intellectual property, and deep data diving are three key ways to evaluate the health of your items and tests. Download Part 3!
     

    Find out how Caveon can help your testing program

    Build and deliver secure online exams. Securely track and manage test security incidents. Expand your item pool using the power of SmartItems™ and AIG. Conduct investigations with personalized protocols. The possibilities are endless. With Caveon, there’s a solution for every situation.

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