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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]