What Are The Benefits Of Converting Your Exam From Paper Based To Computer Based?

Uniform CPA Examination Modernization:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

The CPA certification is one of the world's most respected credentials. But the paper-based CPA exam is limiting because it is time-consuming, not readily available and does not effectively measure real-world skills. This article outlines how two organizations that serve as gatekeepers for CPA certification —the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy–partnered with Prometric to create a more effective computer-based exam format. The results, documented in the article, include greater flexibility and reach for testing and an increase in candidate satisfaction. The CPA testing program is also now expected to expand to well above 250,000 testing events annually. Read more >>

Easing the Transition to Computer-Based Testing

Computer-based testing (CBT), is an efficient way to provide a secure, consistent environment for certification and licensure while significantly enhancing the candidate experience. It is common for testing volumes to increase after a full conversion from paper-based testing (PBT) to CBT, often as a result of the availability of a greater number of testing locations and more flexible scheduling. However, migration from pencil to computer does affect candidate behavior, and it is possible to experience brief reductions in demand triggered by candidate apprehension. This tutorial addresses methods for keeping test volumes up and candidate uncertainty down when migrating from a paper-based to a computer-based test Read more >>

Comparability of Paper-Based and Computer-Based Testing Research and Processes

With extensive experience in helping organizations transition from paper-based to computer-based delivery in testing and exams, Prometric is in the unique position of being able to accurately and objectively assess the findings of multiple studies in the last 5-10 years addressing the issues surrounding the migration process. This document examines the conclusions of some of those studies and addresses issues surrounding migrations in testing and provides best-practices advice. Read more >>

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