ASC’s CEO, Nathan Thompson PhD, was recently invited to speak on the SaaS Builders podcast hosted by Code Warriors. Listen to Dr. Thompson talk about ASC’s next-generation software for item banking, online testing, and psychometrics, and how stronger assessment software can impact just about any industry by improving what we know about people. ASC’s platforms allow organizations to develop and deliver stronger exams by leveraging concepts of artificial intelligence and automation, making psychometricians and test development staff more efficient. Modern methodologies such as computerized adaptive testing and item response theory are made more accessible by user-friendly interfaces and automated reports that explain deep psychometrics.
SaaS Builders is hosted by Jefferson Nunn, the CEO of Code Warriors and an expert in the development of SaaS products. The podcast is devoted to interviewing leaders from the SaaS world, helping others improve their own businesses and leadership skills.
Nathan Thompson, PhD, is CEO and Co-Founder of Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC). He is a psychometrician, software developer, author, and researcher, and evangelist for AI and automation. His mission is to elevate the profession of psychometrics by using software to automate psychometric work like item review, job analysis, and Angoff studies, so we can focus on more innovative work. His core goal is to improve assessment throughout the world.
Nate was originally trained as a psychometrician, with an honors degree at Luther College with a triple major of Math/Psych/Latin, and then a PhD in Psychometrics at the University of Minnesota. He then worked multiple roles in the testing industry, including item writer, test development manager, essay test marker, consulting psychometrician, software developer, project manager, and business leader. He is also cofounder and Membership Director at the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (iacat.org). He’s published 100+ papers and presentations, but his favorite remains https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol16/iss1/1/.