Secure assessment workbook: Tools and tips for setting up a secure assessment process
In order to support institutions in making the assessment process secure, SURF worked with experts from various institutions of higher education to develop this secure assessment workbook. This workbook offers institutions guidance on setting up the complete assessment process securely and applies to digital and paper assessments.
Security is becoming more important
With the advances in digital assessment, institutions are more aware that the security of the assessment process is becoming ever more important. The need for secure assessment goes beyond digital assessment alone, if only because lecturers generally make use of IT when preparing paper-based tests too. In order to support institutions in making the assessment process secure, SURFnet has been working with experts from various institutions of higher education to develop this secure assessment workbook (pdf).
No simple task
Securing the assessment process is not simple; there are unfortunately no comprehensive measures that can solve everything in one go. This workbook offers institutions guidance on setting up the complete assessment process securely. This guidance is in accordance with existing relevant security guidelines and standards in the Netherlands as far as possible. It provides an overview of practical measures that can increase security.
Identifying risks ánd practical measures
This workbook consists of two parts. The first part describes where to identify risks within the assessment process (Chapter 2) and which steps an institution needs to take (Chapter 3). The second part consists of several appendices describing practical measures that contribute to a secure process.
This workbook is intended for employees in higher education institutions who are involved in secure assessment, such as employees of the assessment office, assessment software administrators and security officers (CISOs).