5 Tips For Creating Effective Online Corporate Training Assessments

Online corporate training assessment is an integral part of improving the performance and productivity of employees. To gauge the effectiveness of the training, online assessments are the go-to solution by many businesses.  While traditional…

Assess.ai named as a Finalist in the 2021 EdTech Awards

We are proud to announce that ASC's next-generation platform, Assess.ai, 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…

What is Item Analysis?

Item analysis refers to the process of statistically analyzing assessment data to evaluate the quality and performance of your test items. This is an extremely important step in the test development cycle, not only because it helps improve…
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Adaptive Testing Research: JCAT

Do you conduct scholarly research on adaptive testing? Perhaps a thesis or dissertation? Or maybe you have developed adaptive tests and have a technical report or validity study? I encourage you to check out the Journal of Computerized Adaptive…

Consejos para Seguridad en las Evaluaciones durante COVID-19

La pandemia COVID-19 está cambiando drásticamente todos los aspectos de nuestro mundo, y una de las áreas más afectadas es la evaluación educativa y otros tipos de evaluación. Muchas organizaciones aún realizaban pruebas con metodologías…

¿Qué es la vigilancia (proctoring) en línea?

La vigilancia en línea existe desde hace más de una década. Pero dado el reciente brote de COVID-19, las instituciones educativas y de fuerza laboral / certificación están luchando por cambiar sus operaciones, y una gran parte de esto…
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Test Information Function from Item Response Theory

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The Test Information Function is a concept from item response theory (IRT) that is designed to evaluate how well an assessment differentiates examinees, and at what ranges of ability. For example, we might expect an exam composed of difficult…

Certification Program Management

Professional certification programs that allow participants to validate their knowledge and skills abound in the U.S. and around the world. Examples range from long-standing, well-recognized teacher certification and CPR programs to more niche…

Certification Test Development: Best Practices

We get asked all the time at Assessment Systems Corporation: What are the steps involved in certification test development? What are the best practices that lead to a sound exam that can meet accreditation standards? There are a number of…
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What is a question bank?

A question bank refers to a pool of test questions to be used on various assessments across time. For example, a Certified Widgetmaker Exam might have a pool of 500 questions that have been developed over the past 10 years. Suppose the exam…
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Psychometrician and Psychometrist: What's the difference?

One misconception that I often see on the internet is the distinction, or lack thereof between the words psychometrician and psychometrist. While both work in the field of assessment, they are actually quite unrelated. This post describes…
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ASC to speak at ATP’s first EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit

The Association of Test Publishers is holding their first ever EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit, December 3-4 2020. Due to the coronavirus situation, this of course will be fully virtual. (The 2021 primary ATP conference will…