has released Test Pilot Enterprise, an e-learning software tool designed to make the delivery of online tests, tutorials and surveys quick and simple, according to Chief Technical Officer Malcolm Duncan. And since it’s platform independent, it will run on any Mac, he added. ClearLearning is a Java developer (under Mac OS) and delivers their product to Mac OS, Windows and Linux/UNIX users.
Test Pilot is a software package designed for the automated creation of assessments for delivery and response collection using a Web server. Optionally, it can automatically score responses. Test Pilot consists of a question authoring database and a Web server extension to both administer the assessments and record, score and retrieve user responses — all without requiring any knowledge of HTML, programming or the more complex issues of Web development, Duncan said.
Test Pilot Enterprise adds several new features. Built to take advantage of the most popular relational database servers, Test Pilot Enterprise can use Orcale, MySQL, OpenBase or Microsoft SQL Server to scale to any size of online assessment application. Built with platform independent technology, Test Pilot can fit into any school, university or corporate computing environment, Duncan said.
Test Pilot Enterprise permits corporate trainers and instructors at schools and universities to rapidly develop and deploy surveys and tests to anyone with an Internet connection and a Web browser. Test Pilot is currently in use at over 250 companies, schools, colleges and universities in 14 countries.
“With the release of our fourth version, Test Pilot Enterprise, our product is capable of scaling to handle the assessment needs of any organization,” Duncan said. “In 2001, ClearLearning has hosted over 330,000 sample state standardized tests for the Illinois State Board of Education.
Test Pilot requires nothing but a Web browser to participate in an assessment and delivers assessments from nearly any Web server on any OS platform. And it supports run-time, mathematical formula-based questions.