Corporate News

  • Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Formative Assessment of Student Writing – A Success Story June 21, 2019   On June 11, at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education’s (AALHE) Ninth Annual Assessment Conference, Paul Edelblut of Vantage Labs with Rebecca Wolf and Andrew Wolf of the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing (URSON) co-presented a session entitled, “Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Formative Assessment of Student Writing.”  The session was ...
  • Is it Time to Put Paper-Based Testing to Rest? May 7, 2019 The following is an Op-Ed/Opinion article sent to major newspapers in North Carolina by McCann President, Mark Shay.  The piece is designed to fuel debate over the out-dated practice of school-based paper-based tests.  Online proctoring has come a long way in the past few years, testing practices in schools, colleges and universities has not.   In a ...
  • Which Machine Scoring Engine to Use: IntelliMetric vs. Approximator January 15, 2019 In 1997 Vantage Learning’s IntelliMetric® was the first Automated Essay Scoring System to reach and exceed human-level performance.  Having scored over a billion essays, IntelliMetric® is the “Gold-Standard” in automated essay scoring.. With immediate scoring, accuracy, consistency, and reliability greater than human raters, IntelliMetric® is the leading essay scoring platform available today. This Web-based tool ...
  • Do we need Physical Assessment Centers in the Promotional Process? December 28, 2018 A great deal of scrutiny is necessary when police and fire departments look to promote individuals to higher rank. The process varies across the country and there is no standard solution, no dominant best practice. Labor agreements, state and local laws and public accountability all factor into the practices adopted in the promotional process of ...
  • Web Demos of Vantage / McCann Products and Services November 9, 2018 McCann Associates is part of the Vantage Labs family of educational technology and testing companies. Vantage started with a patent for Spellcheck and for over 20 years has brought groundbreaking products and services to educators and students. Driving all Vantage products are Natural Language Understanding and Artificial Intelligence. As a private company built from the ...