The United States Sports Academy to use Securexam Remote Proctor for Online Exams

Ensures compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act

DAPHNE, AL February 2, 2010

The United States Sports Academy, the first and only freestanding, accredited school of sport in America, has selected Software Secure’s Securexam Remote Proctor System to ensure the integrity of the Academy’s online examinations.

Beginning 1 February 2010, students in the Academy’s degree programs will use the Remote Proctor, a hardware device that connects to a student’s computer. The device contains a biometric finger scanner that authenticates a student’s identity before providing access to an online exam. A microphone and 360-degree webcam helps ensure that integrity is maintained during an online exam regardless of the student’s choice of location and time.

The Remote Proctor hardware, combined with the Academy technology that ranks at the top of higher education, assures students that their examinations will be secure and protect the integrity of their work.

The Remote Proctor meets federal regulations requiring online programs to take steps to authenticate the identity of students and ensure the integrity of the academic programs. Purchase of the device can be covered through financial aid.

“We were well aware that the cost and inconvenience of human proctoring didn’t meet the needs of students,” said Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich. “A technologically-based solution allowing students to take exams in the comfort of their homes or offices while meeting the new federal requirements was ideal. We found the solution with Securexam Remote Proctor.”

“The United States Sports Academy is an ideal partner for our company,” said Software Secure President Douglas Winneg. “Their experiences working with different models, including previously requiring students to go to proctored-testing centers, and then foregoing test-centers for an honor-code, demonstrates their commitment to serving their students and protecting the value of an Academy degree.”

Software Secure, Inc., is a leader in educational testing software with proven, patented solutions for traditional and distance learning environments as well as professional certification organizations.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, nonprofit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.

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