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  • 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 ...
  • McCann is looking for a Great Writer/ Blogger / Advocate October 14, 2018 Like to write? Like to write about the importance of writing? Like to share the importance that writing has in people’s career development? We at McCann do too and we are looking for someone to join our team as a feature writer. You’d work from home, write for us on a contract, per-piece rate and support ...
  • 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 ...
  • Study Guide for the CollegeSuccess Standard Placement Tests September 24, 2018 The CollegeSuccess Standard Placement Tests were created to help colleges place students in the most relevant courses.  The tests were created based on a measure of college readiness outlined in the Common Core initiative.   Community college test centers are the most common places where the CollegeSuccess tests are delivered, other places include high schools who ...