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2020 in the rear-view: what we are grateful for


Author: Isabelle Gonthier
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

There is no easy way to say this: 2020 has been a typhoon of uncertainty and change and has required a lot of creativity in every aspect of our lives. It’s almost like being back in our adolescent period, a time in all our lives when emotions run high and the consequences of small actions […]

Gryphon Investors Completes Majority Investment in Meazure Learning


Author: Scott Ford
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Categories: Press release

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it has become the majority investor in Meazure Learning (“Meazure” or the “Company”), a full-service exam delivery and online proctoring solution provider for academic, professional, and lifelong learners. Existing sponsor Eastside Partners will retain a significant ownership stake, as […]

NCCA report evaluates use of online proctoring by accredited programs


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Online Proctoring|Psychometrics|Research|Testing

For some time now, online proctoring has been gaining popularity with credentialing programs in order to complement their in-person testing options. Especially in the midst of a pandemic, the ability to remotely test and certify health professionals, technologists, and a variety of other professionals will continue to support pandemic recovery efforts. Despite the increased adoption […]

What Happens When Online Exams Go Unsupervised?


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: Online Proctoring|Psychometrics|Research|Testing

A recent study published in the Journal of the National College Testing Association looked at student attitudes toward cheating in proctored and unproctored settings. Read the full article here: https://ncta.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/JNCTA/2020%20-%20JNCTA%20-%20Academic%20Dishonesty%20and%20Testing.pdf KEY FINDING: “The results of this study indicate that students are more likely to engage in cheating behaviour in an unproctored environment, as hypothesized.” HIGHLIGHTS: […]

The Time Crunch: How much time should candidates be given to take an exam?


Author: Chris Beauchamp
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Categories: Psychometrics

When developing an assessment, two major decisions a credentialing organization needs to make are: how many items will be on the exam, and how much time candidates will be given to complete the exam. These decisions can have a large impact on fairness and validity. Once an exam has been administered, candidates often report running […]

ServSafe Expands Training and Certification Ecosystem


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: Press release

ServSafe, the National Restaurant Association’s premier food safety training brand, today announced the expansion of its training and certification ecosystem to include online (remote) proctored exams to better meet the needs of the industry. This addition allows for foodservice workers to access needed or required testing in the way that works best for their schedules […]