Altius Test Prep
Altius Test Prep, Medical College Admission Test preparation company providing resources and personal instruction services to prospective medical students.
The client was seeking a software development service provider with expertise and skills necessary to create web-based software that would allow implementing the exams in the client’s curriculum and sell them as individual products. The client faced a rather tight deadline but lacked technical vision of the system composition, which could affect the final implementation scope. Softeq provided a thoroughly outlined project plan that covered the required functionality development along with application integration, which had been initially expected to be carried out by a 3rd party vendor. Impressed with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the team, the customer awarded the project to Softeq.
The solution consists of two parts: the Admin Portal where tests are created, and the User Portal, hosting the prospective students’ accounts where the users can take tests, among other activities.
The Admin Portal provides the possibility to:
The application stores text content and images. On test completion, the application analyzes the student’s answers and calculates the total score based on specific rules.
The User Portal enables:
While taking the test, the user can navigate around it, going back and forward to assess the number of questions unanswered and time left for the test to finish. Besides, for added visual convenience, the user can manipulate the text (e.g. strike through, highlight).
To make the Admin Portal seamlessly connect to the User Portal, built using a different technology stack by a 3rd party service provider, the team carried out system integration. Other critical functional features added include single sign-on (taking a free test that expires after a designated time) and automatic score calculation with a relevant score range allocation.
To support secure connection between the client app and the server, the team applied SSL certificates to the pages transmitting sensitive data.
The team practiced Agile-driven implementation routine but allocated specific time for carrying out the requirements analysis.
Softeq managed to meet the expected delivery deadline despite the increase in the work scope identified after the analysis phase. The customer was extremely satisfied with the team’s performance, diligence, level of expertise, and the resulting solution.
The system has been rolled out to accommodate the exam preparation needs of potential medical students across U.S. and Canada providing opportunities to attempt and experience real AAMC MCAT questions under proctored conditions unlike sporadic exam practices.