About Us

MarkManager is developed and enhanced by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES), and brought to market in partnership with the LANSA Group, a leading global technology provider.

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The Board of Studies NSW was established in 1990 to serve government and non-government schools in the development of school education for Years K-12 in New South Wales (NSW) Australia. It provides educational leadership by developing quality curriculum and awarding secondary school credentials, including the Higher School Certificate. The Board develops and maintains its own Examination Systems, and originally conceived of MarkManager as a complementary in-house capability. The Board has since established an Online Testing and Marking Support Unit to support its internal use of MarkManager and also the adoption of the solution by other organisations, both in Australia and abroad.

Today, the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) offers a MarkManager hosted service directly to customers, and also works as required with third party Managed Serviced Providers.

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LANSA is a leading global provider of mobile and desktop application development tools, modernization solutions and integration software. LANSA's powerful suite of cross-platform development tools lets organizations overcome the complexity inherent in creating and maintaining business applications. LANSA’s tool set is also the technology foundation for a wide range of business solutions including MarkManager. Established in 1987, LANSA supports thousands of companies and business partners around the world with its products and services. LANSA has field offices in USA, Canada, UK, France, Benelux, Australia, Japan and Singapore. LANSA has been a primary technology provider to the Board of Studies NSW for over 20 years, and is the Board’s commercialization partner for MarkManager.

MarkManager was first used in volume production by the Board of Studies NSW for the end-of-year examination series in 2009, and usage has been steadily ramped up by the Board year-on-year ever since. The first external customer, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia, successfully implemented MarkManager for the WACE examinations in 2012.