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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

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


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eLearning Development

eLearning Development

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


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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

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

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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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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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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

Difficulty and Discrimination

Posted by: Michaela Geddes

Difficulty is calculated as the proportion of examinees that answer each item correctly. This index, referred to as a p-value, helps ensure that items are within the anticipated difficulty range. Depending on the anticipated test average, a desired p-value range for a multiple-choice exam item with four response options is between 0.35 to 0.90. An item with a difficulty value less than 0.20 is flagged for review.

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What is Examination Fairness?

Posted by: Natasha Parfyonova

Imagine that a credentialing organization has developed an examination for a male-dominated profession using input only from male subject matter experts. Would you consider such an examination fair? Would you consider fair a software development examination that can be taken on a Kurzweil reading machine?

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Item Analysis Recommendations

Posted by: Michaela Geddes

As a general rule of thumb, for a multiple-choice item to meet the statistically acceptable criteria, it should have a p-value between 0.35 and 0.90 and a discrimination index should be >= 0.20. However, these are only conservative psychometric guidelines, and the criteria may vary depending on the purpose of the testing program.

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