Education News

  • 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 ...
  • Stuck in Remediation – Overcoming College Placement Hurdles October 1, 2018 McCann is a leading producer of placement exams; our CollegeSuccess® Standard Computer Adaptive Placement Tests are low-cost alternatives for many community colleges nationwide. The platform allows for customization which drives Florida’s PERT, the Virginia Placement Test, and many others.  Diagnostic assessments are available allowing administrators to determine students’ competency-based strengths and weaknesses. Placement tests can be used in several ...
  • Vantage Learning Continues to Bolster Individual Remediation with SPMS Classroom September 6, 2012 #pagenav{ display: none; } Powerful Personalized Adaptive Learning Plans™, previously only available from the formative assessment and Adaptive Learning Platform™ Student Progress Monitoring System®, are now available for individual purchase through Vantage Learning’s new SPMS Classroom. Vantage Learning, already a recognized leader in online assessment and instruction, is now offering its PALPs on a per-classroom ...
  • Montana Striving Readers Project (MSRP) October 27, 2011 Through the MT Literacy Plan, the Montana Striving Readers Project (MSRP) is committed to dramatically improving literacy achievement for all students and to providing support systems for all subgrantee LEAs and Head Start Programs. Vantage Learning’s MY Access!® instructional writing and assessment program is an approved program for the MT Literacy Grant. MY Access!® provides an ...