6th March 2020

The New South Wales Education Standards Authority licences control of MarkManager to Civica Group

Civica Group strengthens position with NESA to deliver MarkManager globally, providing a more centralised approach to control of its IP and associated services for customers.

6th March 2020, London: Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has signed an exclusive deal with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) to licence control of its cloud marking platform MarkManager. The on-screen MarkManager technology brings best practice marking together with a number of sophisticated quality assurance tools not available in pen-and-paper marking.The new agreement will enable Civica to sell a complete Civica Assessments package to certifying authorities, testing organisations and other educational institutions globally*.

Civica currently supplies MarkManager to the British Council IELTS and Aptis exams worldwide. Civica also provides a scan verification service to ensure all exam papers are captured by the system without error. Assessors around the world mark the exam papers online from any location securely.

Gary Bell, Executive Director for Managed Services at Civica commented: “As a specialist in delivering innovative solutions to over 7,000 schools, colleges and libraries, Civica is delighted to offer MarkManager on behalf of NESA to provide an on-screen solution to exam marking, which will streamline the process to drive efficiencies and improved accuracy.”

David Murphy Executive Director, Corporate Governance and School Standards for NESA added: “We are pleased to partner with Civica exclusively for the global* licencing of our highly successful marking platform, MarkManager including all associated services. The technology was developed for our internationally regarded Higher School Certificate, which sees more than 100 courses studied by over 70,000 students sitting around 350,000 exams marked by over 5,500 markers.” *excluding Australia