About McCann Associates

Since 1959, McCann Associates has been an innovative leader in the development and distribution of assessment, certification, business intelligence, and personal development solutions. McCann provides cost-effective tools via Software as a Service for Higher Education, Government and Public Sectors, Public Safety, Corporate HR, and Employee Learning.

Leveraging advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, natural language understanding, and advanced data management technologies, McCann Associates is committed to meeting the needs of various clients and markets. We provide placement and assessment surveys, personnel tests, employee life-cycle management, and writing improvement in the workplace and classroom. McCann’s software applications serve corporations, educational institutions, and public agencies worldwide.

As the leader in the deployment of high-stakes, formative, and diagnostic assessments for professional and educational purposes, McCann Associates creates, delivers, scores, and reports on hundreds of thousands of assessments each year. Public and private institutions rely on our solutions to make credible and reliable evaluations of individuals.

The underlying technologies that make McCann Associates applications successful serve as the basis for solutions provided by all Vantage Technologies properties and affiliated operating companies. Sharing developmental resources across multiple platforms for a variety of end-users allows us to individualize programs for unique customer requirements, ensuring they meet their goals and objectives.

Our Technology in Action:

  • The first to create artificial intelligence-based automated essay scoring with IntelliMetric®
  • Utilized by the leading assessment agencies around the world for both high-stakes and formative assessments
  • Owner of nearly 40 patents in linguistics and natural language search that are used in over half a billion component-based systems each day
  • Language tools are incorporated into some of the biggest software players in the world


McCann Associates Affiliated Operating Companies:

Vantage Learning

Since 1990, Vantage Learning has provided educators with sophisticated knowledge and immediate feedback solutions to enhance student learning. These technologies are currently deployed for diagnostic, formative, benchmark, summative, placement, and pre- and post-testing solutions, as well as instructional purposes. Our applications are designed to be cost-effective, secure, and scalable to fit any need.


A revolutionary search technology that analyzes words and their conceptual relationships to guide users to the answers they are seeking by making Web searches more relevant, direct, productive, and intelligent. With Education and Medical implementations of iSEEK Targeted Discovery™ technology, data is indexed and organized intelligently, presenting information from only reputable and authoritative resources to produce relevant and meaningful responses.


An advanced grammar and writing evaluation tool designed for on-the-fly proofing of user compositions. CorrectEnglish® guides writers to avoid fundamental mistakes of grammar and composition so they can focus on the content and message.


A dynamic, visual-based dictionary and thesaurus you can use to explore related words and their meanings to expand your vocabulary, conduct research, gather information, and select the best word or phrase to express your idea.


The premier destination for community-driven youth sports information on the Web. DigitalSports provides students, parents, athletic administrators, and fans with the tools to promote and research the achievements of student athletes through the facilitation of community-generated content.

Vantage Online Store

The storefront and point of sale for a wide assortment of Vantage and McCann Associates consumer products designed to help users succeed personally, academically, and professionally.