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We are proud to announce that ASC’s next-generation platform,, was recently announced as a Finalist for the 2021 EdTech Awards. This follows the successful launch of the landmark platform in 2020, where it quickly garnered attention as a finalist for the Innovation award at the 2020 conference of the Association of Test Publishers.

What is brings together best practices in assessment with modern approaches to automation, AI, and software design. It is built to make it easier to develop high-quality assessments with automated item review and automated item generation, and deliver with advanced psychometrics like adaptive and multistage testing.

An example of this approach is shown below; a modern UI/UX presents a visual platform for publishing MultiStage Tests based on information functions from item response theory (IRT). Users can easily publish tests with this modern AI-based approach, without having to write a single line of code.
Multistage testing

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See the full list of finalists, and learn more about the awards, via the link below.
Nathan Thompson, PhD

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 ( He’s published 100+ papers and presentations, but his favorite remains

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