Cairo University is the largest University in the Middle East and North Africa. It has 200,000 students and 20,000 faculty members. In 2020, the President of the University decided to digitize the learning and assessment processes at the University. The University purchased the Smart Campus platform, including the Assessment Gourmet ' and Backboard Learn ' systems. The assessment system will offer all formative and official exams for all colleges. It includes ten modules that enable the University to develop item banks and deliver both paper-based tests and online tests. Students can take their online exams on campus or from home. The System ensures a high level of security and stability. The assessment system is integrated with the learning systems to ensure ease of use.
Egypt: Cairo University Smart Solutions (2020-Present)
The Quality Assurance Center at Helwan University extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your honorable staff of engineers for their effective assistance to activate the laboratory for measuring and evaluating the targeted learning outcomes (general) at the center’s headquarters and conducting the electronic exam on a sample of students from (6) colleges at the university
Dr.Samiya Ali Abdo Jameh
Dr of The Quality Assurance Center
The Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, was one of the first colleges in Egypt to pay attention to the advantages of using e-tests. The Intelligent Testing Gate (the first generation of Assessment Gourmet') was purchased in 2016, whereby the College and technicians of the Advanced Group for Information Technology (AGI) worked together to ensure the success of the e-tests experience for the first time in Egyptian universities (2016), and the Faculty of Arts initiative succeeded in applying the e-tests. The System was very effective during the first year and it was adopted as a basic evaluation method in the College. It saved the time, effort of the faculty members, and fasten the issuing of the results.
Egypt: e-tests at the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University (2016-now)
Suez Canal University extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to AGI and the company’s engineers for the outstanding technical support they provided to the university to establish a system of question banks in many of the university’s faculties and to prepare electronic exams during the academic year 2020/2021, which was carried out using the Assessment Gourmet system adopted by the university to implement electronic and paper exams Together, it appeared to us that it operates with high efficiency and follows international standards in the implementation of tests. We thank you for what you have provided, and we recommend all other universities to use the system in preparing question banks and submitting tests based on our experience in using it.”
Dr.Ghada Makawi Haddad
Dr of Analytical Chemistry - College of Pharmacy
The Faculty of Medicine at Beni Suef University extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to your honor and your engineering staff for the effective assistance and spirit of cooperation pledged by you, within the framework of your cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine to complete the first electronic exam for students of the third year (pharmacological practical exam) and the experiment was done very well.
Assistant Professor and Acting Head of Department
The support we received from your esteemed organization was instrumental and critical for our success in delivering our online tests to our test takers in an efficient and effective manner. The item banking software enabled us to upload all our testing materials and produce equivalent forms readily and accurately as per the tests assessment frameworks. The software proved to be comprehensive and user friendly indeed. It catered for all our needs in spite of the complexity and variety of the testing materials we use, reading, and writing materials, in addition to a variety of test item formats and types.
Evaluation Testing & Assessment Department Director SCE,AUC in Cairo
King Khalid University purchased the Assessment Gourmet' Platform in December 2020 to be the first university in the Kingdom to use the third generation of the full assessment solution in developing tests for all its faculties, starting from January 2021. In the first phase of the project, it was successfully implemented. Instructors from five colleges were trained at the university level. The system was used to implement e-tests in the second semester exams of Spring 2021, despite the limitation of time and the challenges of training during COVID-19.
King Khalid University KSA
Saudi Arabia: King Khalid University E-Assessment (2021-Present)
The University of Tabuk has contracted AGI to supply IBMP (Second generation of Item-bank module in Assessment Gourmet ') and build the capacity of the faculty members in the preparatory year to develop question banks, achievement tests, and statistical analysis. The System was installed in 2016 on the University's servers and a training program was provided for more than 36 training hours for faculty members in the preparatory year where it covered several topics including building the structure of question banks, designing assessment frameworks (blueprint), composing questions, creating test-forms, analyzing tests using CTT and IRT, and selecting good questions to measure the level of students. International group experts participated in providing these training workshops and the workshops included many hands-on exercises so that the faculty members could successfully achieve the outputs of the training programs. The Preparatory-year team has been successfully using the System in building the exams each semester.
Tabuk University- KSA
Saudi Arabia: Question Banks at the University of Tabuk (2016- present)
The Qatar University Test Center contracted AGI to purchase the IBMP question bank system and ITG (updated to Assessment Gourmet), as the Center uses it to develop admission and placement tests at the university level for first-year students, for example, mathematics, English, Arabic, and other exams. The number of examiners is more than 2000 students annually and the tests include objective and essay questions. Remote technical support is provided in a way that ensures the continuation of the work.
Qatar University Testing Center
Qatar: University Testing Center (2015 - Present)
Under the umbrella and support of the World Bank, AGI presented the IBMP (Second generation of Item-bank module in Assessment Gourmet ') to the National Test Center of the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia, where the System was supplied to the Center with the provision of a set of workshops to developing PBTs and guidelines to write questions and test-form assembly. Two workshops were provided in Addis Ababa and Cairo. The Center's team has been successfully using the System in building the National Exam at the country level.
Ethiopia: Item-Banks for national Exams (2017- present)
The Examination Department of the Ministry of Education of the Libyan Interim Government extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to you and the work team in your esteemed company for what you have provided over the past five years in providing software and outstanding technical support And there is the cooperation that contributed to the development of systems for automating general certificate examinations for the preparatory and secondary stages, especially in question banks, electronic correction and issuance of results.As we thank you for what you have provided, we hope for continued cooperation between more and us Success and payment for the company
The Examination Department of the Ministry of Education of the Libyan Interim Government
Under the umbrella of the UNICEF, the American Institutes of Research (AIR) have worked on a project to develop national tests for all Indian states that rely on the use of question banks, creating test-forms and applying them to pre-university students all over India, and then analyzing the results using Item Response Theory models. The project management has chosen the Assessment Gourmet (Item-bank: IBMP) system because of its characteristics that meet all the project needs and the ability of the System to work in limited internet connectivity. The AGI provided the services of hosting the System on the web and offering training workshop in India, where AGI expert traveled to train MoE SMEs on building banks, writing and reviewing questions by multiple teams in different states, and creating and printing test images. Indian teachers and mentors have successfully used the System in building national tests in more than 10 courses in English, math, and Indian local languages. The System has demonstrated high efficiency, and the technical support team made great efforts in building capacities and in providing technical support remotely to the MoE team from July 2019 until now.
India: Pre-University National Exams (2019 - present)
Within the first stage of the two-year question-banks project, MoE in Bahrain requested Al-Ola Company, Advanced Group for Information Technology (AGI), and the American Institutions for Research (AIR) to work together to provide a set of training workshops for the experts of the Measurement and Evaluation Center in developing tests using question banks. IBMP (Second generation of Item-bank module in Assessment Gourmet ') was supplied to the Ministry before the start of training in a four-year contract. The training included how to build an item-bank, design a test blueprint, write items, and generate test-forms using the System. The System has been used during the four-year project to generate the exams for grades 9, 10, and 11.
Kingdom of Bahrain
Kingdom of Bahrain: Item-Banking MoE (2012-2015)