Australia’s Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN) has confirmed its first agreement to provide remotely proctored online exams with the signing of a contract to deliver up to 50,000 university entrance exams online in the Czech Republic beginning in May 2020.
Earlier this month Janison entered into an agreement to licence the Janison Insights assessment platform to SCIO, a national exams provider in the Czech Republic. The agreement will see Janison & SCIO deliver up to 50,000 online university entrance exams to students in the Czech Republic between May and December 2020. The contract is expected to be worth $0.3m – $0.7m p.a. depending on the number of tests delivered.
The current paper-based exam will be digitally authored and delivered using the Janison assessment platform translated into Czech and Slovak languages for students sitting their entrance exam at home.
Janison said it will ensure a high-stakes testing environment by utilising remote proctoring (supervision) software alongside the security and scalability of the Janison Insights assessment platform.
Exams will begin to be delivered online and remotely supervised in less than four weeks from today.
Proctored online exams use video, monitoring and AI technologies to verify and supervise students who sit exams in their homes or offices rather than in exam halls.
As a result of recent restrictions on movement and gatherings globally, Janison has reprioritised efforts to ensure its customers are able to take advantage of this technology to continue to deliver essential exams, such as finals, end-of-semester exams, important school exams, professional certifications, school and university entrance/selection exams.
Janison said the partnership with SCIO demonstrates its ability to deliver high stakes online testing in a remote setting and represents a significant strategic step for the company.