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Join us on June 25th!


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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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
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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
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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: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-52-radio-active/clip/15781189-from-math-to-music-exams-have-moved-online

WEBINAR: Psychometrics: The Yardstick Difference


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // POUR PUBLICATION IMMÉDIATE: Meazure Learning


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

le français suivra* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ProctorU and Yardstick Assessment Strategies Merge to Form Meazure Learning, Establishing World’s Most Secure Testing Network and Platform Meazure Learning raises more than US$30M in growth capital in conjunction with the merger, enabling additional investments in technology and services BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and OTTAWA, Ont. (January 14, 2020) – ProctorU, […]

Yardstick to match donations to the Canadian Nurses Foundation


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: Events|Press release|Uncategorized

We’re helping donors double their impact by matching donations on December 3rd.   OTTAWA, ON, November 29th –  “Nurses help us during the most amazing and difficult points in our lives, and Canadians are grateful for it.” This Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, donations to the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) will be matched by Ottawa-based […]