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The impact of computer-based testing

Computer-based testing in action

Find out how the DVSA and the French Ministry of Interior transformed their exam programs

Transport your exam program to the next level

With technological advancements in vehicles and a greater focus on road safety, government and transportation divisions are increasingly choosing computer-based testing to measure a learner driver’s knowledge, awareness, and competence, all while providing candidates with a professional testing experience and convenience.

Computer-based testing (CBT) isn’t simply putting a traditional paper exam onto a computer screen. In fact, CBT introduces benefits through efficient exam delivery, increased candidate reach with on-demand testing, and rigorous security protocols to keep your program safe.

Innovative item types drive candidate engagement

Perhaps one of the most exciting elements of computer-based testing for the transportation industry is the ability to use diverse item types to test a learner's knowledge, such as scenario-based, multiple-choice, or video-based questions. For example, Pearson VUE leverages hazard perception testing in The Driving Theory Test for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in the UK. Hazard perception testing involves showing candidates video clips of driving scenarios, assessing their ability to anticipate and scan for hazardous incidents.

Our mileage in the transportation industry

Transportation institutions of all sizes work hard to assess the knowledge and skills of millions of learner drivers around the world. They need a testing network that can meet the scale and security needs of their programs. That’s where Pearson VUE comes in. We deliver exams for the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, the French Ministry of Interior through our Pointcode service, and the DVSA in the UK where we recently celebrated delivering more than 25 million exams.

Our expert psychometricians develop exams that measure driver knowledge and awareness to improve the overall competence of drivers. Test owners and government agencies can rest easy, knowing their candidates’ testing experience is the same wherever they’re testing, thanks to our patented global test center network. We’re also certified in a range of data and information protection standards, ensuring data and information of candidates and government agencies is secure.

Great Britain’s roads are among the safest in the world. But there’s still more that we can do to keep road users safe, particularly newly qualified drivers. Making sure that the test better assesses a driver’s ability to drive safely and independently is part of our strategy to help every driver through a lifetime of safe driving.

Gareth Llewellyn

DVSA Chief Executive

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