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January 27, 2010
AQA awards DRS five year electronic marking contract
The largest English awarding body, Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) has awarded global data capture specialist DRS a five-year contract for continued use of DRS e-Marker® technology to electronically capture marks from candidates’ scripts.
November 18, 2008
DRS announce sponsored AQA award winner
As the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance’s (AQA) technical partner, DRS is pleased to announce Chesca Veal as the winner of this year’s AQA Mathematics & ICT award. DRS sponsored the award which has recognised Chesca’s outstanding A-level performance having sat her exam at Cirencester College. The awards took place yesterday at One Great George Street, London.
September 24, 2007
e-Marker® processes 5 million AQA GCE and GCSE exam scripts
DRS e-Marker® solutions were deployed across the country in processing 60% of this summer’s AQA GCE and GCSE exam series.
January 17, 2007
DRS Data & Research Services plc is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to October 2010 with England's largest examination awarding body AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) to provide them with DRS e-Marker® services.
August 21, 2006
e-Marker® processes 4 million AQA GCSE exam scripts
DRS e-Marker® solutions were deployed across the country in processing 50% of this summer’s AQA GCSE exam series.
August 24, 2005
AQA examiners pioneer e-Marker® technology
Over 30 million marks from more than 2.5 million scripts were collected this summer using the full suite of e-Marker®, a sophisticated electronic marking solution provided by DRS, AQA’s technology partner. One of the exciting features of e-Marker® is that it enables candidates’ paper answer scripts to be presented as images on computer screens for examiners to mark.
May 11, 2005
Transforming the Future for Exam Management - one day conference
The UK’s leading examination and assessment data capture specialist, DRS, has announced that it will be hosting its second conference specifically aimed at exploring the critical areas in the examinations industry.
April 25, 2005
Press Statement from AQA - Electronic Marking
In response to recent reports in the media AQA wishes to clarify a number of points. AQA is working to deliver an even faster, more efficient and more reliable examination service for its candidates by using new technology in the assessment of their work.
March 22, 2005
DRS e-Marker® usability wins over AQA examiners
The recently launched electronic marking tool e-Marker® developed by UK data capture specialists DRS, has been met with a great deal of praise during its first operational use by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance. AQA is the largest Unitary Awarding Body in the UK and is pioneering the use of e-Marker® to reduce the administrative burden of examination marking.
August 24, 2004
AQA and WJEC successfully pioneer DRS e-Marker® technology
DRS e-Marker® technology has been successfully deployed for both WJEC and AQA summer exam papers. AS and GCSE papers have been marked using a combination of electronic marking from images and paper scripts, both of which have enabled the marks to be captured at home using examiners’ home PCs, ensuring results are more accurate and available much quicker.
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