- Q-global® is Pearson's web-based system for administering, scoring and reporting Pearson assessments.
For most accounts*, there is nothing you need to do to establish a Q-global account. Simply purchase Q-global usages, digital assets or a subscription online and a Q-global account will automatically be created for you. Once your purchase process is completed, you will receive a ‘welcome’ email which will allow you to activate your account and establish a username and password specific to your Q-global account.
*For large organisations who require additional account configuration and set up assistance, please call Client Services Team on 1300 4 PEARSON (1300 473 277) (AU) or 0800 942 722 (NZ).
Use the links below to quickly find Q-global digital products on their respective product pages.
The ordering process for Q-global products is very similar to traditional methods, instead of receiving a physical package of goods you will receive a ‘virtual’ shipment of report or assessment usages. The steps below outline the process for ordering online or via our Client Services Team.
If you have not already established a Pearson web ordering account please register here
Once you have set up a Pearson online ordering account OR if you already have a Pearson web ordering account follow these steps:
Important: Only the Q-global ‘Account Owner’ can purchase additional report usages, digital assets and subscriptions from their Q-global account or via our e-commerce website. All other users added to the Q-global account e.g. Assessment Administrator or Examiner etc are not authorised to order on behalf of the ‘Account Owner’.
If your organisation has a trading account and you want to use a Purchase Order (PO) to order Q-global usages, you can attach your PO to your order and then submit via the following methods:
Q-global orders submitted via email or fax will be processed within 48 hours. If you do not currently have a Q-global account, one will be created for you. A ‘welcome’ e-mail will be sent to you with a link to activate your account and establish a username and password specific to your Q-global account.
Q-global reports usages can be ordered by contacting our Client Services team:
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Introducing Q-global®, Pearson's web-based platform for test administration, scoring and reporting. It houses the industry's gold standard in assessment tools and is accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. Secure and affordable, Q-global helps you quickly and efficiently organise examinee information, generate scores and produce accurate, comprehensive reports.
Pearson Clinical Assessment developed Q-global for mental health professionals, educators, and other professionals who want the ease, reliability, and security of a cost-effective, common web-based platform for their administration, scoring and reporting needs.
Q-global is the only scoring and reporting system that features today's leading assessments on a simple-to-use, web-based interface that is accessible anytime, anywhere.
Q-global offers you:
You can access your Q-global account through any Internet-connected device to manage and retrieve examinee information, generate scores from assessment data and produce accurate, comprehensive assessment reports. All of these activities are performed in a secure, private web environment that helps professionals streamline their assessment workflow while complying with widely accepted data privacy standards. The web-based nature of Q-global provides users with unprecedented flexibility in accessing and performing their work anytime and anywhere.
How does Q-global protect my clients' data security and privacy?
Examinee data on Q-global is protected through physical security, administrative safeguards and encryption. Examinee data sits within a database that is encrypted with industry-standard high-security encryption, on servers located in a secured data centre in Canada.
When data is transmitted, it is encrypted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. The system uses a secured Oracle database that separates and segregates a customer's records so that they cannot be seen by other customers. This separation and segregation is confirmed through testing and external auditing. Customer access to a Q-global account and the data held within is password protected. Customers are responsible for safeguarding their passwords, and for changing passwords periodically and whenever there is a concern about a possible compromise. Finally, the system is regularly tested and subjected to audits, both internally and externally.
Test Administration Options
There are tests on the Q-global® platform that can be administered on screen and / or via paper and pencil with the option to manually enter the scores and then generate the report as a PDF and/or a Word document.
Q-global® offers the following options for test administration for the candidate and / or rater;
Scoring & Reporting
Scoring and Reporting Options
The Q-global® platform scores and generates reports for paper-pencil tests that have been manually entered or where the test was administered on-screen.
Your scoring comes with all of the advantages of Q-global.
It is recommended that reports are generated via a laptop, PC or MAC.
Pearson offers two pricing options for scoring and reporting on Q-global®
Important note: Each subscription is per user for the product only and will begin on the date of order processing unless otherwise requested.
In order to help you understand and navigate Q-global, FAQs have been established and can be found below. There is also an FAQ section within the Q-global platform.