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What Happens When Online Exams Go Unsupervised?


| Online Proctoring|Psychometrics|Research|Testing

A recent study published in the Journal of the National College Testing Association looked at student attitudes toward cheating in proctored and unproctored settings. Read the full article here: https://ncta.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/JNCTA/2020%20-%20JNCTA%20-%20Academic%20Dishonesty%20and%20Testing.pdf KEY FINDING: “The results of this study indicate that students are more likely to engage in cheating behaviour in an unproctored environment, as hypothesized.” HIGHLIGHTS: […]

Scoring models for polytomous items


| High Stakes Testing|Psychometrics|Research|Resources|Testing

Computer-based exams have long favored multiple-choice question formats due to technological restrictions, but considerable advancements in testing software now allow for more innovative item types to be used, such as multiple select, drag and drop, reorder, matching, true/false, and even long answer essay questions. These item types offer different ways to assess candidates, especially for […]

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 […]

3 Ways Market Research Can Benefit Your Organization


| Research

One of the major challenges for organizations that offer credentialing services to their members is to manage membership churn (loss of credentialed members over time) and growth. When churn rises too quickly or growth slows unexpectedly, organizational revenue can drop, leading to challenges and reduced offerings or effectiveness within the industry. Luckily, one of the […]