Public Safety Selection System - PS3 TM
The PS3 TM was custom-developed to be an all-encompassing test administration platform. Our custom-built system dynamically works with your needs as a complete testing platform taking you from test purchase to test scores or simply as a data warehouse where you can store and access candidate scores. We are able to do this because our online system seamlessly mirrors and blends with our paper-and-pencil versions. We are able to administer any exam in either format; paper-and-pencil exams are able to be uploaded and scored in our system, giving you access via the web to your results.
Complete Testing Administration Platform
As a complete testing platform, you are able to create accounts and log in to a secure and safe environment. Once you have accessed your account, you manage every facet of a test administration process. You will be able to purchase, exchange and manage a virtual inventory of exams, upload lists of candidates to specific exams, manage candidate history information, administer exams in a secure testing platform, and instantly access , scores and reports from test administrations. Each interface has been custom-designed for convenience and ease of use.
In the PS3 TM, clients are able to manage a virtual inventory of tests. You can purchase exams with credit cards or by purchase order and gain instant access to these exams. Once purchased, exams will be placed into your exam inventory that only you will be able to track and manage. Most of our exams have multiple forms; if you need to swap out one form for another, it is a simple matter of pressing a button. If a large administration is pending, you will be able to reference the number of exams in your inventory to ensure an adequate stock. You will also be able to track how many exams you have purchased and used.
Assigning candidates to an exam is a simple matter of uploading a candidate list to a given exam. Once uploaded, you will be able to see pending candidates' information and will be able to edit this information. You will be able to change a candidate to a different form, edit candidate information or delete a candidate from an exam if he/she fails to show up. When you delete or change candidates' exams, the system will automatically track and record these changes, making management of the system a simple matter.
On test day, the system is fully automated. Prior to beginning the exam, candidates are given a tutorial to orient them in the testing environment. This tutorial is offered as many times as the candidate requires it. Once in the system, a candidate is self-guided through the entire exam. Instructions regarding the exam and the system are provided. Demographic and important candidate information is gathered. The test administration is self-timed; candidates are given a countdown time, and the system automatically closes if time expires. Once an exam is complete, the system automatically scores the data, which is available for you instantly.
Scores and Score Reports
Follwing a complete test administration, scores are computed automatically and are available instantly. Using the PS3 client account, you will be able to generate score reports by multiple search options. Results of these searches can be converted into PDF or Excel reports. This dynamic reporting system will allow you to generate reports for given tests over any desired time period, for specific names and for specific test ID numbers. Each report is easily downloaded for manipulation or printing.
Flexible Testing Platform
We have integrated our paper-and-pencil and online systems. This integration allows us to do something very unique. Many clients desire to have the flexibility and dynamic control of online data but desire to use paper-and-pencil test administrations. With our system we are able to score and upload paper-and-pencil exams to meet such a demand. It is a simple matter of sending in answer sheets for scoring. Within 24 hours of receipt of these answer sheets, we will have scores online. Furthermore, we offer two options to give clients the control to score and upload data on their end.
For smaller administrations, you can administer paper-and-pencil exams. Upon completion you can simply hand-enter scores onto a specialized scoring feature. This feature will allow for immediate access to scores upon submission.
With the correct equipment, clients can upload their own Scantron® data. Many agencies have their own scanners and wish to have the control, flexibility and speed of self-scoring. Using our systems, this is possible. Once an administration is complete and answer sheets scanned, clients can upload data into our system for immediate scoring and reporting.