Assess.ai Passes Audit for FISMA / FedRAMP

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ASC is proud to announce that we have successfully passed an audit for FISMA / FedRAMP Moderate, demonstrating our extremely high security standards for our online assessment platform!  FISMA and FedRAMP are both security protocols that are required to provide cloud-based software to the United States government, based on the National Institute of Standards and […]

The Adaptive SAT; what does that mean?

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The College Board announced in January 2022 that it was planning to finally migrate the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) from paper-and-pencil to computerized delivery.  Moreover, it would make the tests “adaptive.”  But what does it mean to have an adaptive SAT? What is the SAT? The SAT is the most commonly used exam for university […]

California Department of Human Resources Selects Assessment Systems Corporation as Vendor for Online Assessment Platform

California Department of Human Resources Selects Assessment Systems Corporation

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR, calhr.ca.gov/) has selected Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC, assess.com) as its vendor for an online assessment platform. CalHR is responsible for the personnel selection and hiring of many job roles for the State, and delivers hundreds of thousands of tests per year to job applicants. CalHR seeks to migrate to a […]

Learn About Tech Innovation With Dr. Nathan Thompson On The EdNorth EdTech Podcast

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Nathan Thompson, Ph.D., was recently invited to talk about ASC and the future of educational assessment on the Ednorth EdTech Podcast. EdNorth is an association dedicated to continuing the long history of innovation in educational technology that has been rooted in the Twin Cities of Minnesota (Minneapolis / Saint Paul). Click below to listen online, […]

10 EdTech Trends and Predictions To Watch Out For In 2021

10 EdTech Trends and Predictions To Watch Out For In 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic caused a radical shift in the education sector, which has certainly impacted EdTech trends. This resulted in the accelerated adoption of education technology solutions across k12, elearning, and higher education. Some trends and technologies that dominated the marketplace in 2019, including Video-based learning,  AI, Machine Learning, digital assessments, learning analytics, and many […]

Integrating Moodle with FastTest

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The traditional Learning Management System (LMS) is designed to serve as a portal between educators and their learners. Platforms like Moodle are successful in facilitating cooperative online learning in a number of groundbreaking ways: course management, interactive discussion boards, assignment submissions, and delivery of learning content. While all of this is great, we’ve yet to […]

How Beyoncé Sold Me on Computerized Adaptive Testing

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Desperation is seldom fun to see. Some years ago, having recently released our online marking functionality I was reviewing some of the functionality in a customer workspace I was intrigued to see “Beyonce??” mentioned in a marker’s comments on an essay. The student’s essay was evaluating some poetry and had completely misunderstood the use of […]

Psychometrics and innovation: What are we supposed to be doing?

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Today I read an article in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (the colloquial journal published by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology) that really resonated with me. Has Industrial-Organizational Psychology Lost Its Way? -Deniz S. Ones, Robert B. Kaiser, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Cicek Svensson Why?  Because I think a lot of the points they are making are also true […]

Where does the “Opt Out of testing” movement come from? You’d be surprised.

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The “opt out” movement is a supposedly-grass-roots movement against K-12 standardized testing, primarily focusing action on encouraging parents to refuse to allow their kids to take tests, i.e., opt out of testing.  The absolutely bizarre part of this is that large scale test scores are rarely used for individual impact on the student, and that […]

Assessment Systems Speaks at 2017 ATP Conference

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Every Spring, the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) hosts its annual conference, Innovations in Testing.  This is the leading conference in the testing industry, with nearly 1000 people from major testing vendors and a wide range of test sponsors, from school districts to certification boards to employment testing companies.  While the technical depth is much lower […]