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History of assessments

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China is famous for starting to use formal examinations in the year 605. What were the first Chinese exams for?

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The first driving test was introduced in 1893. Which country introduced this?

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The multiple choice question was invented in 1914 and like many great inventions was popularized and progressed by war. Which army gave tests including multiple choice questions to 1.7 million recruits during the First World War?

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Rensis Likert came up with the Likert Scale that bears his name in 1932. How did he communicate this?

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Which organization was the first to bring to market a machine to score tests automatically in 1937?

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The world's first system for computer aided instruction, including computerized assessment was called PLATO and was started in 1960. Where was it initially developed? 

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IT Certification has been a major driver in assessment since its start in 1990. Which company did the first large scale IT certification?

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Which company was the first to bring a web testing product to market in 1995?