Assessment Systems Corporation (aka ASC or Assessment Systems) was founded with the sole purpose of modernizing assessments to create an equal distribution of educational and career opportunities.
David Weiss, Ph.D., and David Vale, Ph.D. – our founding fathers – were the pioneers of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and the use of item response theory (IRT). They noticed that traditional assessment models were biased and flawed in many ways. The underserved many examinees while wasting time and producing inaccurate scores.
Their passion and commitment to re-inventing how we do educational and workforce assessment led to extensive funding from the US government as part of their groundbreaking research at the University of Minnesota.
Assessment Systems was hence born; To share this game-changing discovery with the world.
Assessment Systems Corporation has been a trusted provider in computerized testing since its inception. We were involved with the first research on computerized assessment in the 1960s and 1970s, and built the first publicly available software for adaptive testing and item response theory in the early 1980s.
Our team is dedicated to improving assessment. Of course, a large part of this is quality software with modern psychometric technology. But we also provide extensive training and consulting services, where our expertise can be directly applied to your assessments. We help organizations all over the world to apply modern psychometrics to their assessment processes. We frequently present at industry conferences, and often travel to teach workshops on modern psychometrics, from Botswana to Kazakhstan to Singapore.
Assessment Systems Corporation provides comprehensive assessment solutions with a focus on modern psychometrics. Our platforms manage the entire assessment lifecycle: item authoring, customizable review workflow, assembly, online delivery, essay marking, to reporting. These are all imbued with powerful psychometrics, automation, and AI, empowering you to implement best practices. Analyze, design, and score assessments with a variety of IRT models and adaptive testing algorithms. Automatically build test forms and author items. Deliver with live and AI proctoring. Reduce psychometrician and test development costs/timeline.
With ASC, you don’t just digitalize your assessments, you modernize them.
- Integrity – Do right by our clients and by good assessment
- Positivity – Leave our clients with a smile, but also your co-workers
- Learning – Always be expanding your skills. Since we are small, you will need to figure out solutions on your own in some cases.
- Asking – If you have an issue, ask the team. Perhaps someone else has done it in the past, or has free time to help.
- Collaboration – We are an agile, flat organization, so collaborate to provide the best service to our clients