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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! […]

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 […]

Remote proctoring: A paradigm shift for high-stakes exams, with Dr. Greg Sadesky


Author: Greg Sadesky
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

The next instalment in Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky’s series on virtual and remote proctoring. Dr. Sadesky unpacks some recent research on the efficacy of remote proctoring versus live proctoring. For those of you following my posts and tweets, you’ll note that lately I’ve been focused on the potential of remote proctoring for high-stakes […]

Remote Proctoring and High-Stakes Testing, a Discussion with ANSI Assessor Mickie Rops


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

The next instalment in Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky’s series on virtual and remote proctoring. It’s time to explore the potential for remote proctoring in the high-stakes testing industry. In this latest instalment in the blog series on virtual proctoring and its appropriateness for use in high-stakes testing (Part 1, Part 2), I spoke […]

Virtual Proctoring, a Conversation with Isabelle Gonthier and Dr. Greg Sadesky


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

Yardstick’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky sat down with Isabelle Gonthier from the National Commission of Certifying Agencies to discuss virtual proctoring. Weighing the benefits and limitations of virtual proctoring. In a recent article, I outlined the virtues of virtual proctoring, mostly from the perspective of high stakes testing. The American National Standards Institute […]

The Virtues of Virtual Proctoring, with Dr. Greg Sadesky


Author: Greg Sadesky
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Categories: High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics

Yardstick’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Sadesky discusses the benefits of virtual remote proctoring for high-stakes exams. Accessibility, convenience, consistency, cost and accreditation. You pretty much have to live in a cave these days to NOT have heard about virtual proctoring (also commonly referred to as “remote proctoring”) for online testing. And if your cave […]

Yardstick partners with BioConnect identity verification and management


Author: Yardstick Assessment Strategies
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Categories: Psychometrics|Software

BioConnect and Yardstick partnership will transform the online testing and training industries Identify verification and management software ensures your learners are who they say they are BioConnect is a transformative technology company specializing in identity management and biometric technologies. Through this partnership, Yardstick will be able to offer the added security of biometric identity verification to our high […]

Yardstick Measure™: Custom exam administration reports


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

Understanding your post-administration exam reports Have you ever wondered about the types of exam administration reports that Measure generates? Yes, there is more than one. You can retrieve an “Exam History”, “Exam Responses” and/or an “Exam Notes” report after each exam administration. Each of these reports serve different purposes. Here’s a quick snapshot of each of them, […]

Yardstick Measure™: Custom exam administration reports


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

Understanding your post-administration exam reports Have you ever wondered about the types of exam administration reports that Measure generates? Yes, there is more than one. You can retrieve an “Exam History”, “Exam Responses” and/or an “Exam Notes” report after each exam administration. Each of these reports serve different purposes. Here’s a quick snapshot of each of them, […]

Yardstick Measure™: Tips for reading your item analysis report


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

Following an exam administration, Yardstick often produces an Item Analysis report from their proprietary software called COGs. The item analysis report provides information about each item in terms of its difficulty, discrimination, and the distribution of responses across alternatives. Our Senior Psychometrician Dr. Michaela Geddes, PhD. has written a handy backgrounder that focuses on a […]