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  • 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 ...
  • McGraw-Hill Connect turns to us to Help Improve Student Writing May 30, 2019 Our company builds powerful tools to positively impact student learning. Some are behind the scenes, like the new feature coming to McGraw-Hill Connect allowing instructors to efficiently and effectively assign and grade writing. Details on the McGraw-Hill solution for improving student writing.   Our latest innovations create Adaptive Learning Environments® to support student achievement and institutional improvement. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bringing New Life to Old Tests with AdaptLI December 14, 2018 AdaptLI is the school version of Vantage Labs Adaptera, the ultimate adaptive learning environment.  AdaptLI can help schools save on test production, grading and score recording costs.  AdaptLI can be offered in the classroom, via online proctoring or through college test centers. and can be integrated with LMS systems and produce summary reporting to Student ...
  • 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 ...
  • TAP-C, a new standard in Testing and Assessment Personnel Certification October 30, 2018 The leadership team at FACTA (Florida Assocation of College Test Center Administrators) has worked many hours in close collaboration with McCann Associates to produce the first in a series of professional assessments for test center staff. The first assessment is designed to validate that entry level testing center staff have a strong understanding of the ...
  • Prep for the PERT. A Study Guide for Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test October 26, 2018 Introduction The State of Florida has established an assessment to determine a student’s college readiness.  The test is called Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) and is designed to adequately assess a student’s academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing.  PERT Exams are computer adaptive tests offered by high schools and colleges to assess college ...
  • Long Live Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (the PERT) October 18, 2018 McCann Associates, a division of Vantage Labs, has produced and delivered Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (the PERT) through our CollegeSuccess platform since 2010 and is proud of what it has accomplished. The test was created by a Florida Department of Education directive and has been established as Florida law as a measure of college ...