The Psittacus Controlled Environment Assessment Tool (CEAT™)
With the increased acceptance of digital solutions for examination and assessment in today's world, the use of new technologies to support the creation and delivery of exams and assessments is becoming more and more commonplace.
As a result, the benefits of delivering exams and assessments online is recognised by Awarding Organisations and education providers, but still many of the systems available do not provide the security required with cheating and identity fraud still a major issue!
Psittacus Systems has risen to challenge and created "Controlled Environment Assessment Tool" (CEAT™)
"You Can’t Cheat with CEAT™"
The Psittacus Systems Controlled Environment Assessment Tool (CEAT™) is a web-based, automated remote invigilation software package that uses posture recognition technology, learner lockdown controls and plagiarism detection software to provide a secure online environment for the delivery of regulated exams and assessments.
Examination sessions can be completed at a time and place convenient to the learner, with their examination session being recorded start to finish for later review, with control measures in place to eliminate their ability to cheat.
- Bespoke exam and assessment development
- Multiple examination methods
- Question banking system
- Exam question analysis, edit and audit
- Dedicated Server
- Remote invigilation
- Live invigilation
- Exam and Assessment delivery 24/7
- IP Lockdown
- IQA & EQA access
- Fully Branded
- Posture recognition technology
- Plagiarism detection software
- Tutor interaction and feedback facility
- Multiple grading types
- Unlimited Users
Controlled Environment Assessment Tool (CEAT™) Plans
|Verification Recording||800 Hours||1,600 Hours||2,400 Hours||3,200 Hours||4,000 Hours|
£500 / mo
£1000 / mo
£1500 / mo
£2000 / mo
£3000 / mo
Plagiarism scanning monthly limit is based on 275 words per page
One-off Exams and Low Volume
For a one-off payment of £399.00 + VAT you will have a licence to use CEAT™ for the following:
1 x 60 min exam of up to 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) or Tutor Marked Questions
Unlimited number of tutors / assessors / invigilators / IQAs / EQAs
Access to resell our online CPD catalogue
For each additional exam or assessment added to the CEAT™ system, we will charge an additional fee of £150.00 + VAT per exam. Perfect for multiple choice exams!
Psittacus CEAT™ Exams & Assessments Variations
The system is designed to support internal and external quality assurance processes, providing access points for internal and external review.
Total Solution for Awarding Organisations & Educational Institutions
Through the Psittacus Systems question bank, universities, colleges and awarding organisations are able to improve the performance of their internally and externally set examination papers, questions and assessments.
The question bank can be utilised to improve the authoring, sharing and construction of an unlimited number of regulated Qualification examination questions.
With an in-depth reporting and auditing facility, the ability to monitor, assess and edit individual questions within the bank is available at the click on a button. The questions can then be reviewed, commented on and amended before either being accepted into the bank ready to use or rejected.
The question bank system enables you to map a question to multiple learning outcomes and assessment criteria, across multiple Qualifications streamlining the development process. This combined with the Controlled Environment Assessment Tool (CEAT™), offers you the ability to develop online exams with the additional security of the CEAT™ anti-cheating features.
Exam Cheating News
Reports are out stating that cases of cheating in regulated exams is on the rise and is a bigger problem than ever!
The Psittacus Systems Controlled Environment Assessment Tool (CEAT)
Cheating at UK's top universities soars by 40%
The Guardian - Sarah Marsh - Sun 29 Apr 2018 15.42 BST (Last modified on Mon 30 Apr 2018 13.11 BST)
“Cheating continues to pose a real threat to UK higher education’s reputation for excellence”.
“Our guidance for universities and colleges, published last year, offers practical advice on detecting and addressing cheating – but it’s clear that there is more work to be done,”
A culture of cheating
Why cheating in education made the headlines, and how it got there Ed Technology Tuesday 12th February 2019
“At the moment technology is more of a hindrance than help, but this is because nearly all examinations are still following the 18th-century model of candidates writing examinations in a large hall. However, there are multiple opportunities for tech to improve exams”
Cheating cases on the rise in UK exams – mostly due to mobile phones
studyinternational.com - January 5, 2018
“It’s an extremely worrying trend in our exam halls. This alarming rise in cheating cases throws into question whether the current assessment process is even fit for purpose”
Report cheating, malpractice or exam fraud, Ofqual urges
Ofqual - Published 20 May 2016
“It’s our job to maintain standards and confidence in qualifications. Cheating, malpractice or exam fraud undermines the hard work of students, teachers and schools.”