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

| 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

| 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?

| 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 […]


| 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

| 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 […]

ICE Exchange 2019 Schedule of Events

| Events|Psychometrics

As the Silver Sponsor of ICE Exchange 2019, we are pleased to announce our line-up of main events. San Diego, CA: Nov 18 – 21 at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. If you’d like to book a quick chat with us, you can use our booking tool HERE or feel free to drop by booth #100 anytime […]

Event line-up for YAS at CNAR 2019

| Events|High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Uncategorized

[metaslider id=”9365″] This year’s conference of Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) will be held at Québec City’s historic Château Frontenac. As Premier Sponsor of CNAR 2019, Yardstick Assessment Strategies has the privilege of participating in several events throughout the conference, including those listed below. If you would like to connect with YAS beforehand, […]

Dr. Isabelle Gonthier presents on comparing remote proctoring & test centre supervision at the ABNS Conference in Chicago

| Events|High Stakes Testing|Press release|Psychometrics|Research|Testing

Yardstick Assessment Strategy’s President & COO, Dr. Isabelle Gonthier, is slated to present at the American Board of Nursing Specialities (ABNS) Conference on October 5th. Dr. Gonthier is an industry leader in exploring the impact of remote proctoring on exam validity. The 90-minute presentation is called: How does remote proctoring ‘rival’ test-center exam delivery: An […]