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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 […]

A Special Report on Formative Testing


Author: Greg Sadesky
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Categories: 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


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: 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 […]

Yardstick Measure™: Accomplish more with Venue Management


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
Posted:
Categories: 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 […]

A Year in Preview, On Looking Back and Moving Forward … by Dr. Greg Sadesky


Author: Greg Sadesky
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

YAS Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky explores the innovation trends shaping the future of the testing industry. Well, it’s been a busy year so far!! Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS) has been out and about meeting many of you at conferences, making presentations, acquiring companies ;), and most important of all, helping your learners achieve […]

Yardstick Measure™: Introducing the Image Library


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

Accomplish more with Measure Image Library Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS) developers broke new grounds again! Over the past year, our team has been hard at work researching and building a fantastic new tool for anyone who uses images in their assessments. We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest feature, Yardstick Measure™ Image Library! […]

Yardstick Measure™: Introducing the Image Library


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

Accomplish more with Measure Image Library Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS) developers broke new grounds again! Over the past year, our team has been hard at work researching and building a fantastic new tool for anyone who uses images in their assessments. We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest feature, Yardstick Measure™ Image Library! […]

How Automatic Item Generation Helps You Create Better Tests


Author: Greg Sadesky
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky dives into a favourite topic: Automatic Item Generation Rapid content production for professional testing When it comes to high-stakes testing and credentialing, the validity of the results depends heavily on the quality of the questions being asked. Those questions need to make sense, cover the subject matter comprehensively, and […]