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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 […]

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 […]

ICE Exchange 2019 Schedule of Events


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: 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 […]

This Year’s CNAR Presentation: Testing Accommodations for Adults


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

Next week at the annual conference held by the Canadian Network for Agencies of Regulation (CNAR), Dr. Isabelle Gonthier will be discussing the topic of test accommodations for adults during a breakout session on Tuesday, October 29th. This session is open to all CNAR 2019 attendees. From the CNAR 2019 Program Guide: Test Accommodations for […]

Event line-up for YAS at CNAR 2019


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: 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


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: 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 […]

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 […]