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Join us on June 25th!


| Online Proctoring|Psychometrics|Testing|Uncategorized

Security & Psychometrics for Online Exams Thursday, June 25th  2:00PM (EST) Dr. Beauchamp has over 15 years of experience in applied psychometrics in the Canadian credentialing field. He has a PhD from the University of Ottawa in Experimental Psychology, a BA (Honours) from the University of Ottawa in Psychology and an Accounting Diploma from Canadore College.

MLPAO Now Offering MLA/T Exam Online


| High Stakes Testing|Online Proctoring|Press release|Uncategorized

TORONTO, Ont. (April 23, 2020) Yardstick Assessment Strategies is pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement with The Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario to provide the Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) exam online using live proctoring, starting August 2020. “We are excited about this partnership,” says Michelle Hoad, CEO of the MLPAO. “Yardstick […]

Yardstick to match donations to the Canadian Nurses Foundation


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We’re helping donors double their impact by matching donations on December 3rd.   OTTAWA, ON, November 29th –  “Nurses help us during the most amazing and difficult points in our lives, and Canadians are grateful for it.” This Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, donations to the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) will be matched by Ottawa-based […]

Event line-up for YAS at CNAR 2019


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[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, […]

The importance of constructive marking technology


| High Stakes Testing|Software|Testing|Uncategorized

There are different exam question formats that can be used for credentialing examinations. The most common format is multiple-choice questions. However, some credentialing examinations also use constructed-response questions to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities in their credentialing process. Constructed-responses questions require exam candidates to provide a written answer in the form of a few words […]

Maintaining Program Integrity in a Time of Increasing Test Misconduct


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What can credentialing organizations do in order to maintain the integrity of their assessments? Dr. Chris Beauchamp provides advice on how to maintain confidence in the assessment process. Test misconduct is one of the greatest threats that credentialing organizations face when designing and delivering high-stakes assessments. Candidate misconduct is not only becoming more common; it is also […]

Five personal development tips from women in tech


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On November 16th, 2018, hundreds of women (and a few men) gathered into the gorgeous New Central Library in Calgary, Alberta. The 3rd annual Geeky Summit, organized by Chic Geek, was a celebration of women in the tech community. Chic Geek aims to see more women represented in the intersection between technology and entrepreneurship. They […]

Four professional development tips from women in tech


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On November 16th, 2018, hundreds of women (and a few men) gathered into the gorgeous New Central Library in Calgary, Alberta. The 3rd annual Geeky Summit, organized by Chic Geek, was a celebration of women in the tech community. Chic Geek aims to see more women represented in the intersection between technology and entrepreneurship. They […]