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2019 Innovations in Testing Conference


| 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


| 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


| 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 […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Assessment


| 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


| 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


| 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 […]

A Special Report on Formative Testing


| High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

Dr. Greg Sadesky explains the significance of formative assessment for your learning outcomes. I think it’s safe to say that very few people actually enjoy taking tests. That said, tests tied to the topic of this blog may be an exception: Formative Tests. A formative test is one that is built for learning, rather than […]

Yardstick Measure™: Accomplish more with Venue Management


| High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Software

  Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS) is excited to introduce you to our newest features: Autocomplete, Visual Confirmation & Venue Time Zone, the perfect tools to improve your experience when creating and/or modifying venues on Measure. We’ve updated three powerful capabilities by rendering them more user friendly and simplistic: Autocomplete – When you are entering an […]