Yardstick Testing & Training

We provide fully managed, expert software and services to help organizations deliver testing and training online.

Professional Testing Solutions

Psychometric Services

Psychometric Services

Yardstick provides all the psychometric services necessary to plan and implement a defensible examination program.


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Exam Delivery Software

Exam Delivery Software

Yardstick Measure is a hosted item authoring, item banking, exam management, and exam delivery platform all in one.


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Exam Delivery Centres

Exam Delivery Centres

Yardstick offers the largest test centre network in Canada with over 130 locations from coast-to-coast.


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e-Learning Content Development & Delivery

e-Learning Development

e-Learning Development

Our expert team develops highly interactive, media rich, intensely tested elearning programs.


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Online Learning Software

Online Learning Software

The best in class learning management system with all the bells and whistles for companies, associations, and content experts.


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Sell Training Online

Sell Training Online

We have the tools and services for you to reach new markets and grow your revenue. $35M and 350 customers can’t be wrong.


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Assessment Life Cycle Whitepapers

Download our Assessment Life Cycle Whitepapers!

The Yardstick White Paper library is a fantastic resource for organizations wanting to learn more about psychometrics and how they relate to high stakes assessment. Our goal at Yardstick is to demystify psychometric processes and work collaboratively with our clients.

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Some of Our Valued Clients


Professional Testing Clients

Yardstick provides industry leading software and services to regulators and associations to help build and deliver defensible, fair, examinations. These are just some of the people we help out, and love doing so.


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Training Clients

With over 10 million training hours completed and over 35 million e-commerce dollars processed, Yardstick is a highly capable, fully managed, and proven solution for your learning management system needs. We work with associations, companies, and content experts to provide the very best in LMS services.

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Latest from the Blog

Creating Plausible Distractors for Multiple-choice Questions – Part 2

Posted by: Natasha Parfyonova

Part 2

This is the second post on the topic of creating plausible distractors for multiple-choice questions. In the first post, item writers were recommended to build distractors from common errors of candidates.

In this post, I suggest that item writers use words and phrases that are familiar to candidates when creating distractors. Research in social psychology demonstrates that people develop a preference for things they have been exposed to in the past. This psychological phenomenon is called the mere-exposure effect or familiarity principle. It is fascinating to think that people can develop an affinity for a neighbour they have never spoken to just because they have seen him a few times around the block. We are creatures of habit in many ways. We like things simply because they sound, look, or feel familiar.

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We're Hiring a Proctor for the Exam Delivery Department!

Posted by: Danielle Geddes

Yardstick is a full-­‐service online training and testing software-­‐service provider for Regulators, Associations, Corporations, Schools and Content Publishers. Since its inception in 2005, Yardstick has grown from a startup home-­‐based business to an $8.0 million dollar industry leader that has been recognized by Venture Magazine for six consecutive years as one of Alberta’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies.

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The Heartbleed Bug

Posted by: Kassie Burkholder

Since the discovery of the “Heartbleed” bug on Monday, organizations and companies scrambled to see whether Heartbleed had affected their sites. Millions of passwords, credit cards, and personal information were found to be at risk when researchers exposed a vulnerability in OpenSSL, a popular encryption technology.

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