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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 […]

  • 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 […]