TAO (Test Assisté par Ordinateur) started in late 2002 as a joint project between the Henri Tudor Research Center – now called the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg.
The team developed a highly flexible and customizable computer-based assessment (CBA) platform that would be 100% web-based and freely available to the education community worldwide. The final result was the TAO platform, with its first prototype released in 2004.
In 2013, following years of international adoption of the TAO platform, LIST partnered with Cito International to form Open Assessment Technologies (OAT). Powered by the OAT Open Source philosophy and driven with commitment to the common good in education, TAO has evolved into the leading open source assessment solution for education and employment, with users in 194 countries and 30 languages. To date, TAO has delivered over 30 million tests worldwide.
The new site has a bold, fresh, and engaging design. By using a series of techniques from video, to engaging and relevant content, this site tells the TAO story — “Assessments made better with TAO”. In addition, strong calls-to-action are prominently placed throughout the site for lead capture and generation. The site is fully responsive, so it’s available on mobile and tablet experiences as well.