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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    We've dropped it until next year - much to my pleasure.

    It has the following problems as I see it:

    1) nightmare to install
    2) poorly tested
    3) network disrupting resource hog
    4) for the time it is used for, the time it takes to set up and maintain far outweighs the advantage of using it.

    And we aren't actually a school with year 9's in! We were going to be using it to allow for the kids to get used to it...

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    i wish we could ditch it.

    I cant see why they can't make it all web based.

    Apparently there are alternatives that are web based, but do cost about £k a year i think. Don't quote me!!

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodhead
    i wish we could ditch it.

    I cant see why they can't make it all web based.

    Apparently there are alternatives that are web based, but do cost about £k a year i think. Don't quote me!!
    Oops ops: :P

    @localzuk - that pretty much sums up why we've ditched it - the server its sitting on is doing almost nothing now
    I plan to rebuild that server over summer and get rid of it.

    If the school decides to use it in the future then i'll shove it back on

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    At my previous school we had it running on a Viglen Classlink 7 system with no problems at all apart from the usual problem of the software being a pile of crap. At one one of my current schools we are still running it and its if anything more temperamental than ever and this is a vanilla system.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Still running it here, and with very few problems, installed the latest tests the other day. I think they want to use it here for year 9 assessment as well, never really asked what they're using it for thou, was just told they still need it!

    Now ours is setup properly, it doesn't really cause me any problems. The administration of the system, scheduling the tests etc. is the ICT directors responsibility, we just make sure it works properly when they come to use it.

    Mike.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Still running it here with absolutely no problems from day one really. We do have the odd station that fails to upload test results, but having them log on to another machine and restart the session usually sorts that one out. We're planning for the summative test and *should* be ready- but with Edexcel online exams and other things coming up...

    Paul

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    taken off our servers...

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    Probably the worst piece of software we have ever installed on our network.

    Deleted, removed and wiped with great happiness.

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    No i uninstalled it before i even asked if we was using it.....they do as i say

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