RFID helps fight cheating
Risk of theft is reduced thanks to RFID tags on packs of exams
As one of the major providers of standardised tests for United Kingdom schools and colleges, Edexcel is obviously concerned with the trustworthiness of their material and with reducing the opportunities for cheating.
Security around the production and delivery of exams at Edexcel is already quite tight, of course, and actual cases of theft remain very limited, but the company is nevertheless interested in increasing levels of confidence even more.
They are now looking at the ways that RFID can help prevent exam papers being from stolen.
Packs of tests are being tagged with RFID, so that the company can know at any time how many exams are in a pack, where any pack of exams came from, and where it is going.
The RFID system is expected to help speed up checks carried out by compliance officers.
It will also allow them to quickly and precisely identify any leaks or problems, significantly reducing the need to undertake the costly and complicated task of re-issuing exam packs that have been compromised.
It’s also great way to reassure honest exam candidates that their hard work and studying is worth it.
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