Testing Services

Vantage Learning’s Content and Assessment Services Division provides a full suite of testing services to our customers covering all stages of the test development process. Vantage Learning has a team of item and test development specialists, production specialists, editors, constructed response scoring specialists, and psychometricians to provide our clients with the finest in testing services.

Vantage Learning integrates the best in technology with unsurpassed quality of services to produce a completely customized solution to meet our clients’ specific needs while also maintaining the necessary integrity to meet the requirements set forth in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests.

Services include the following:

Item and Content Development

  • Development of item bank specifications to meet the needs of the assessment program
  • Facilitation of Item Writing Workshops to train subject matter experts (SMEs) to write items according to specifications
  • Item development by a core team of item writers on staff
  • Item review—online and in-person item review meetings
  • Item production for comparable online and offline delivery
  • Item alignment to state and district standards
  • Customized item authoring and banking tools
  • Development of activities and lessons linked to state standards
  • Creation of hints, suggestions, and feedback related to each item
  • Customized item authoring and banking tools
  • Development of artwork, audio, and other media linked to assessment questions and learning activities

Test Development

  • Development of test specifications so that tests are aligned to the knowledge and skills identified by the state as important for all students
  • Development of tests mapped to the test specifications available for online or offline delivery and reporting
  • Development of equated forms
  • Production of computer adaptive tests
  • Customized test development tools
  • Creation and production of test administration manuals for test proctors and teachers
  • Creation of user manuals and test preparation materials
  • Development of practice tests and tutorials

IntelliMetric® Constructed Response Scoring Services

Vantage’s IntelliMetric® scoring services and results are backed and confirmed by the following:

  • Vantage’s Expert Scoring Center—independent IntelliMetric® hand scoring of essays by teachers and other professionals
  • Short-answer essay scoring across a variety of subject areas and grades
  • Extended response essay scoring across a variety of subject areas and grades
  • Development of IntelliMetric® models for use in automated essay scoring
  • Development of custom rubrics for use in the evaluation of constructed response items
  • Selection of anchor documents and materials for scorer training sessions
  • Facilitation of rater training sessions
  • Evaluation of rater accuracy
  • Prompt development
  • Customized tools for scoring and rater evaluation

Innovation—Research and Development

  • Development and evaluation of new item types for offline and online delivery
  • Creation of simulated complex test environments
  • Creation and validation of automated scoring systems for custom items

For more information about our testing services, please contact us.