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    are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    i'm sure there some of ya that have had the QCA testing software running on the network. It was a government online testing system that was rubbish.

    The government has scrapped the idea of doing nationally.
    For some strange reason we are still running it.

    We are the only school in herefordshire thats still running it.

    The ICT coordintator thinks its great to use for pupil assessment. He doesn't care that its a pig to support.

    any one still running it????

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Nope - had the nod from SMT to get rid

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Need to double-check but I think we've dropped it.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    just rolled out the test via gpo yesterday so yes still keeping the flag flying

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    We've almost finished installing ours and we did a little practice session today with some of the pupils. I think we are supposed to be running live in two weeks. The delay is nothing to do with us.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Not using any more.

    But I did think it showed some vision for a change, using open source components, and modular design. Non microsoft based, which was a bonus we felt (teach methodology, rather than software).

    Although the admin burden is gone, we ran the tests fine and got some useful information out of it. Now we have to go back and look at other ways of assessing ICT.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    not since we upgraded to xp in feb half term and it doesnt support .net2 or above :-)

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    The Head of ICT wants to use it for year 9 assessment or something, so we're still doing it.

    Despite its general flakiness.

    :markcuk
    We have it running on Win XP, you should be able to install .net 1.1, 2, and 3 all on the same machine without them "interferring" with eachother.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    we have a couple of programs that have weird setting for .net2 so when we install .net 1 it corrupts the settings for .net2 so we told rm where to stick it!!! lol

    mark

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    We are runnin git in 2 rooms only with a select few of yr 9, again for assessment reasons only.

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    "Git" - is that some new application you have there

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Still run it here and we will run the new version next year when it becomes formative assignment test.

    Russ

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Still got the server installed but not using the client at all - will get rid of the server over the summer

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    GIT..................perfect description for the whole thing...... :-)

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    Re: are you still bothering with QCA testing?

    Doing the practice tests at the minute and the 'live' tests in May

    I dont mind doing it that much, but its everyones failure to take any responsibility for it that pisses me off, no-one wants to learn how to adminstor it. I did my bit as defined by the documentation by installing the server/client. Im not going to sit there and schedule tests like I had to last year

    Hoping we will just do it this year...getting a new server soon and hoping I dont have to install it again

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