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Join us on June 25th!

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

Security & Psychometrics for Online Exams Thursday, June 25th  2:00PM (EST) Dr. Beauchamp has over 15 years of experience in applied psychometrics in the Canadian credentialing field. He has a PhD from the University of Ottawa in Experimental Psychology, a BA (Honours) from the University of Ottawa in Psychology and an Accounting Diploma from Canadore College.

Scoring models for polytomous items

Author: Alex Diaz
Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Research|Resources|Testing

Computer-based exams have long favored multiple-choice question formats due to technological restrictions, but considerable advancements in testing software now allow for more innovative item types to be used, such as multiple select, drag and drop, reorder, matching, true/false, and even long answer essay questions. These item types offer different ways to assess candidates, especially for […]

[Listen] Yardstick President speaks to CBC about the move to online exam delivery

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

Check out this radio segment on Adrienne Pan’s “Radio Active” where Yardstick President Dr. Isabelle Gonthier helps explain the shift to online exams, including online proctoring options:

WEBINAR: Psychometrics: The Yardstick Difference

Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
Categories: Events|Psychometrics|Testing

Knowing that your exam accurately measures a candidate’s skills or knowledge can be a complicated affair. Psychometrics in the professional testing industry is the scientific process of ensuring measurement tools like exams are accurate and fair. Dr. Isabelle Gonthier, President of Yardstick, will share her knowledge from decades of working in the field of psychometrics […]

Facilitation in the Age of COVID-19: Making the Most of your Online Client Sessions

Author: Dustin Shullick
Categories: High Stakes Testing|Online Proctoring|Psychometrics

COVID-19 has forced many licensure and certification organizations to re-examine the ways in which they approach exam development and consider swapping in-person exercises for online meetings. If current projections around the curve of the virus hold, online sessions may become the norm in organizational life for some time to come. In some ways, this move […]

MLPAO Now Offering MLA/T Exam Online

Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
Categories: High Stakes Testing|Online Proctoring|Press release|Uncategorized

TORONTO, Ont. (April 23, 2020) Yardstick Assessment Strategies is pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement with The Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario to provide the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) exam online using live proctoring, starting August 2020. “We are excited about this partnership,” says Michelle Hoad, CEO of the MLPAO. “Yardstick […]

What is a Psychometrician Anyways?

Author: Chris Beauchamp
Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Testing

As a young boy growing up in a small logging community in Northern Ontario, I always wanted to be a psychometrician. While my friends dreamed of becoming astronauts, police officers or secret agents, I’d dream of a career in psychometrics, standard-setting, item response theory, job analyses and complex data arrays. That’s what dreams are made […]