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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-6

Technology, innovation, and progress in testing: Eight barriers to change

Chair and CEO of Caveon Test Security, United States

Correspondence Address:
Dr. David Foster
Caveon Test Security
United States
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/EHP.EHP_9_18

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This “Perspectives” article involves the reflections of Dr. David Foster based on his nearly 40-year working experience in the assessment arena. Foster argues that, despite many innovative technology solutions, the assessment field has failed to introduce technology in creative, effective ways. This is evidenced by the fact that most modern assessments used in the high-stakes testing industry involve paper-and-pencil tests administered on computers. Foster identifies eight common reasons (and excuses) used to reject change and accept the status quo, thereby forcing the assessment field to live in the past.

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