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  • FAQ’s on Intellimetric and Automated Essay Scoring

    What is IntelliMetric® ? IntelliMetric®  is an intelligent scoring system that emulates the process carried out by human scorers.  IntelliMetric is theoretically grounded in a cognitive model often referred to as a “brain-based” or “mind-based” model of information processing and understanding.  This Automat3ed Essay Scoring (AES) engine draws upon the traditions of Cognitive Processing, Artificial […]

  • Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Formative Assessment of Student Writing – A Success Story

      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 […]

  • Is it Time to Put Paper-Based Testing to Rest?

    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.   […]

  • Prep for the PERT. A Study Guide for Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test

    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)

    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 […]

  • Stuck in Remediation – Overcoming College Placement Hurdles

    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

    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 […]

  • Crossing Boundaries: Postsecondary Readiness Assessment in Florida

    Original article written by Judith Bilsky and published by Change Magazine     No one, least of all educators, would dispute that scholarly collaboration by all players in the educational pipeline is key to the seamless, successful progression of students from pre-K to university study. In reality, mutually defining the learning expectations common to K-12 […]

  • Higher Ed Partnership Aims to Improve Outcomes for Virginia Community College Students

    Unique diagnostic and placement platform targets students’ deficiencies to help them succeed EWING, NJ  (June 7, 2011) – McCann Associates and Virginia’s Community Colleges  (VCCS)  are collaborating to implement McCann’s College Success™ platform as the diagnostic and placement testing system for all of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.

  • Florida Department of Education and McCann Associates Roll Out Nation’s First Common-Core-Based College Readiness Test

    Florida’s PERT Test to Utilize McCann’s College Success™ Platform EWING, N.J., November 8, 2010 – McCann Associates and the Florida Department of Education announced today that they have successfully implemented the nation’s first and only state assessment to incorporate Common Core Standards. The assessment, the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), has been successfully launched in […]

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