Assessment Learning and Technology Solutions provides psychometric consulting services to organizations that develop assessments.
Custom consulting services for Corporate
ALTS provides fully customized solutions for corporations interested in accurately measuring learning and growth, as well as conducting Return On Investment Analyses.
Custom consulting services for Test Development Organizations
ALTS provides a fully comprehensive range of assessment consulting services. These include the interpretation of assessment results, selecting and computing appropriate statistics, diagnosing and fixing problem questions and assessments, designing research to find out whether students are learning, and performing analyses to quantify and dollarize the impact of an intervention. Our team of consultants are experts in their respective fields and possess many years of real world field experience. We can competently advise on
- equating, linking, and scaling
- item writing, item banking, test development, sensitivity review, data collection, data analysis, reporting.
Data Entry Services
ALTS data entry services includes the entry of questions and text passages into the ALTS Assessment Management System software. When assessments are done on paper, users can send the scored students’ responses to ALTS and we will create score datafile for easy upload into the AMS. In this way, teachers can get important statistics, even when their students respond on paper. We also create images for use in questions. These images can also be used during instruction.
Data Management Services
ALTS data management services include data file cleaning and data analysis. Data analyses include standard psychometric analyses based on classical test theory, as well as item response theory-based analyses such as equating and differential item functioning analyses.
Assessment Consulting and Software for Organizations
ALTS provides assessment consulting services and test development software applications to Examination Boards, Ministries of Education, corporations, schools and private organizations that develop assessments. These services are likely to be particularly useful for corporations that do achievement testing, and competency/skills testing for potential employers. Customized assessment management systems allow such companies to do question writing, test development, online assessment delivery, data analysis and reporting in a very efficient manner using streamlined processes and electronic documentation.
Companies in the assessment development business benefit from this product by becoming
- more efficient
- more competitive on the global market
Click here to request a case study showing how a custom ALTS Assessment Management SystemTM could save your test development company millions of dollars.
Assessment Consulting and Software for Individuals
ALTS provides assessment consulting services and test development software for teachers and parents who want to prepare their students for life in the 21st Century. ALTS teaches teachers and parents to use the ALTS Assessment Management System software to write questions, and make assessments with photos, audio and video. Fun learning experiences can be customized for your learners.
Teachers and parents who want to put their own assessments online experience how easy giving an online test really can be. Teachers and parents are shown how to put an assessment online with 3 easy mouseclicks, and how to get reports on a student’s progress with one mouseclick. In addition, the ALTS Assessment Management System™ parent package does scoring of many item types with ease and accuracy. Every student gets an account that keeps track of all assessments taken and scores received. Parents can use this information to track progress and work one-on-one with their children to increase learning and prepare students to take specific examinations.
Online Tutorials (Formative Assessment)
In the area of test prep for high stakes exams, coaches and tutors can use the prepackaged, ready to use Assessment Management System™ software to design assessments and provide immediate feedback to learners at the end of each question and at the end of the entire test. At the question level, this feedback indicates whether the answer was right or wrong, and explains how to solve the problem using a logical approach.
At the subscale level (on a math test subscales could be topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) or whole-test level (the whole test could be on operations in math), we could indicate whether the student has mastered the material in that subscale or on the entire test. The tutor could work with the student and then suggest what actions the student might take to review the material and relearn before returning to take a comprehensive assessment.
Online Test Deployment and Reporting
By online test deployment, we mean putting a test online for a client who wants this service. This service is for companies or parents who want to put their own assessments online. The ALTS Assessment Management System™ software facilitates online assessment with ease and accuracy. In addition, each test taker gets an account that keeps track of all the assessment taken and scores received.
ALTS will take your paper assessment and put it online. This saves time. The only thing your learner needs to do is log on and take the test. Immediate feedback is optional and could be provided after each question and at the end of the test.
Company representatives with user name and password access could log on and get the scores of a single test taker or a group of test takers. This option could be incorporated into an existing human resource job applicant screening system or personnel selection plan, and is very useful for companies that desire the many benefits on online assessment without the cost and hassles of “reinventing the wheel”.