skip to main content skip to footer

Systems and Methods for Multi-Factor Authentication for Administration of a Computer-Based Test

Author(s):
Moran, James B.; Cripps, Michael J.; Berger, Ken; Thornton, Robert E.
Patent Issued:
Aug 01, 2017
Patent Number:
9,721,080
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
1000002743367
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Multi-Factor Authentication, Computer-Based Testing (CBT), Geolocation, Testing Center, Biometric Identification, Confidence Score

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided for providing a computer-based test to be taken at a computer. A determination is made as to whether a geolocation of the computer is within an approved geolocation range. A determination is made as to whether a time at which the computer-based test is to be provided to the computer is within an approved time range. A hardware profile of the testing center is compared to an expected hardware profile of the testing center. Biometric data of a test center administrator is compared to expected biometric data of the test center administrator, and a confidence score is modified based on results of the comparison. If the confidence score meets or exceeds a threshold, the computer-based test is provided to the computer over a network. If the confidence score is less than the threshold, the computer-based test is prevented from being provided to the computer.

Read More