Triton Data Collection System Product Details

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Security Features

Triton Data Collection System from Turning Technologies uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to ensure the security of the testing data. AES is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) specification for the encryption of electronic data and is recognized as the industry standard for encryption.

Triton is designed to operate and follow regulations involving student record data (FERPA) and commercial best practices with regards to the safeguard and transfer of personally identifiable information. Turning Technologies supports current security best practices and engages qualified external audits to ensure your intellectual property is secure.

Secure. Powerful. Reliable.

With Triton, the data collected during an assessment is backed up in triplicate. As the participant responds to each answer choice with the ResponseCard NXT clicker, responses are simultaneously stored and encrypted on the clicker, the Triton Receiver and if an internet connection is available, on Triton Web. All clickers and proctor receivers have a unique Device ID that is both visibly printed on the device as well as stored electronically to maximize traceability of data. The final data set is available on Triton Web for secure and electronic scoring or transfer to third party systems. Turning Technologies can provide a variety of reports including participant score reports, roster reports and item analysis reports.

Data Management

Triton allows ease of use that is equivalent to paper testing but with timely availability of results equivalent to computer-based testing (CBT). Triton provides many advantages:

  • Reduced costs (staffing requirements/time, IT prep, shipping, machine and paper costs, etc.)
  • ResponseCard NXT’s multiple capabilities allow for the same device to be used for formative and summative assessments - greatly reducing duplicate costs for separate assessment devices/clickers.
  • Item response data is encrypted and secure from the point of answer submission until scoring is complete.
  • Patented RF technology works in low to no bandwidth environments - internet accessibility is not required.
  • No software installation necessary and no IT setup required.
  • Central administration web portal manages participants, proctors and test sites.
  • Electronically manage participant demographic data and reduce pre‐test data collection.

Standardized Test Administration

Triton Data Collection System standardizes the testing process for an efficient, effective, concurrent testing environment. Through Triton, publishers can provide test material that is available to download by the test proctor or self-created content can be used.

  • Triton supports multiple test versions and multiple question types.
  • Notifies users of skipped questions with direct link back to skipped questions.
  • Timer displayed on device with “pencils down” stop functionality.
  • Research-tested clicker navigation for an intuitive, easy-to-use device interface.
  • Independent research shows students had a strong preference using the ResponseCard clicker method over traditional bubble form testing.

Using Triton

Triton Data Collection System is comprised of three components: Triton Web, Triton Receiver with proctor software, and the ResponseCard NXT.

Triton Web DashboardTriton Web is the starting point for the system where administrators can create their custom testing environment including participants, proctors, tests and rules associated with the tests. Once all settings are created and finalized, the test can be administered.

Triton ReceiverTriton Receiver stores the proctor software and delivers the tests. The proctor can log in and begin testing the participants.

ResponseCard NXTResponseCard NXT is used by participants to answer test questions. The participant responses are sent to the proctor software and in turn sent to Triton Web. At that point, the data can be scored in two ways:

  • Data can be scored in the system if the test was generated by the institution.
  • Data can be sent off to the publisher to be scored if a publisher test was administered.