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The importance of constructive marking technology


Author: Isabelle Gonthier
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Software|Testing|Uncategorized

There are different exam question formats that can be used for credentialing examinations. The most common format is multiple-choice questions. However, some credentialing examinations also use constructed-response questions to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities in their credentialing process. Constructed-responses questions require exam candidates to provide a written answer in the form of a few words […]

The Balancing Act in High-Stakes Exam Delivery: Exam Security and Candidate Experience


Author: Isabelle Gonthier
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Categories: High Stakes Testing

What is high-stakes testing? Why are there rules and processes for administering high-stakes exams? What are the key considerations when administering these exams in test centres across multiple locations? These are all excellent questions that need clear answers for credentialing organizations, regulators, proctors, and candidates. It is especially important that exam administration information and security […]

Dr. Isabelle Gonthier weighs in on the recent college admissions scandal


Author: Isabelle Gonthier
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

This week North American news outlets are buzzing with a breaking scandal revealing billions of dollars in in college admission fraud. More than 50 individuals have been charged (to date) for paying consulting firms to falsify information, bribe entrance and exam officials, or otherwise “cheat” the system to gain entrance to a top tier college. […]

2019 Innovations in Testing Conference


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

See below for a summary of the sessions our experts will be presenting at the 2019 ATP Conference: Practice Exams: Leveraging What You Have and Packaging it as a Must-Have Tool for your Candidates Monday, March 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ROOM: Bayhill 19 Preparing for a certification or licensure examination can be very […]

YAS Earns Honorable Mention at CLEAR 2018 Annual Educational Conference


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

We are very excited to announce that we received an honorable mention as an acknowledgement of the effort and expertise contributed to CLEAR conference sessions! The honorable mention recognizes the session: “Postcards from the Edge: Experiences of an Early Adopter of Automated Item Generation” as the highest rated session for the Testing and Examinations track […]

Virtual Proctoring & High Stakes Testing, a Conversation with Michelle Porter and Dr. Greg Sadesky | Part 2


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

GS: And the response from candidates? MP: We’ve received many positive responses from candidates. At the beginning, there were questions that you would expect from any change. But once people started to really see how easy the process was, the responses have been pretty uniformly positive. The main negative that we get is about internet […]

Virtual Proctoring & High Stakes Testing, a Conversation with Michelle Porter and Dr. Greg Sadesky


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

YAS Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky sat down with Michelle Porter, from the International Code Council to discuss virtual proctoring. GS: First of all, thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview. I first wanted to ask you to describe the International Code Council a bit… what it does, the industry it […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Assessment


Author: Greg Sadesky
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

What is AI? Dr. Greg Sadesky discusses the applications of AI that are most relevant for assessment. It sounds so futuristic… artificial intelligence and assessment! Maybe it’s just that much of current assessment practice involves theory developed in the early 1900’s (classical test theory) or the 1960’s (item response theory), the idea that assessment might […]

Yardstick Measure™: New & Improved Shopping Cart


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Software

YAS Is Reinventing Measure’s Shopping Cart Friday, May 11th 2018 will mark the start of a roll out of an upgraded shopping cart on the Yardstick Measure™ platform. Over the next few weeks, you will notice a seamless, new interface which optimizes user experience. Another major upgrade we are excited about is the introduction of debit payments. These changes will solely affect clients utilizing the […]

Yardstick Measure™: New & Improved Shopping Cart


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
Posted:
Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Software

YAS Is Reinventing Measure’s Shopping Cart Friday, May 11th 2018 will mark the start of a roll out of an upgraded shopping cart on the Yardstick Measure™ platform. Over the next few weeks, you will notice a seamless, new interface which optimizes user experience. Another major upgrade we are excited about is the introduction of debit payments. These changes will solely affect clients utilizing the […]