Scantron knows security. Our policies and procedures focus attention on security matters at all stages of the examination process: item development, item review and validation, passing point determination, test administration, and statistical analysis. At Scantron, our site network is not tier-based so all exams are treated as the highest of stakes when it comes to securing examination data.
Scantron applies rigorous security measures throughout the examination process that have been developed specifically for the testing industry. Scantron’s procedures adhere to all requirements set forth in the Standards for Accreditation of Certification Programs (NCCA, 2016), the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA, APA, and NCME, 201), the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 certification standard, the Operational Best Practices for Statewide Large-Scale Assessment Programs, the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines (2000) and the ITC Guidelines on the Security of Tests, Examinations, and Other Assessments (ITC, 2014). The extensive security protocols within our assessment software are developed to be efficient and easy to use for proctors and test takers. In fact, test site administrators who use a variety of testing industry platforms consistently praise Scantron PASS™ as the most reliable and easy-to-use system in the industry.
All of Scantron’s solutions are hosted in a secure data center with reliability and security as the top priority. Scantron’s data center is outfitted with redundant systems to reduce and remove down time caused by planned maintenance and unexpected events or failures. Scantron has dedicated security teams that are trained to combat the ever-present threat of hackers. Access to the data center is tightly controlled ensuring that your solutions and your data are constantly being monitored and protected.
All 1,380 Scantron authorized test centers in over 115 countries follow the same high-level security protocol, regardless of the examination. Every Scantron proctor around the world must complete and pass the ANSI-accredited Scantron Proctor Training Program. It is the only proctor training program in the industry accredited by the American National Standards Institute or any accrediting organization. Every candidate is checked in via a standard and secure process ensuring the candidate’s identification is authenticated and no unauthorized items enter the exam room. Throughout the exam, candidates are actively monitored at all times and testing sessions are further secured via Scantron’s ContentLock® browser.
Security involves more than just test day. If you want to ensure the security of your assessments, make sure that you are working with an assessment vendor that can provide an overall security approach that covers every aspect of your assessment program—from the first day of assessment design through the delivery, scoring, and the long-term maintenance of your test content and data.