Assessment Development
& Psychometric Services


Throughout the assessment lifecycle, Scantron’s expert consultants can meet you where you are and help get you where you want to be. Our comprehensive suite of assessment development and psychometric services help you get the most out of your assessment development process.

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Overview
Assessment Development Lifecycle

Helping You Develop Meaningful Assessments 

  • Struggling to write effective assessment items?
  • Looking to build or expand internal assessment development capacity?
  • Unsure whether items and assessments are reliable, predictive, and valid?
  • Adopting a centralized program assessment model?
  • Incorporating certification or accreditation standards into assessments?

Scantron provides a full spectrum of support for your assessment development. Whether you want to do it yourself with in-house experts and just need a little support, or whether you need a partner who can guide you through the process, Scantron can meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be.

Spectrum of Scantron Services

Build capacity within your team

Your team is your human capital—no one knows your institution's or department's needs better than those working within it. In addition to providing blueprint, item, or assessment deliverables, Scantron offers extensive professional development so you can grow or expand your own internal expertise.

Support and enhance your team’s efforts

Scantron can provide professional development workshops and deeper consulting to work with your assessment team and develop a plan to meet your needs.

  • Developing an assessment blueprint can be a challenge. You know where you are, and you know where you want to be, but you may not be sure how to get there. Scantron can help with consulting and professional development.
  • Writing test items yourself provides more control over content, but it also requires skill and precision. Scantron’s team of experts can help guide the item development process, including instruction
    on the important points of skillful question writing to ensure that tests contain quality items that are valid, reliable, and legally defensible. 
  • Sometimes an outside eye can provide that final level of polish you need. Scantron’s team can review your existing items for content, subject standard protocols, bias, and other critical factors. We also provide professional development on bias and other review topics.
  • Once you have items, assembling them into a useful and reliable test may prove more complicated than you think. Scantron’s assessment experts can help you create subject-specific test forms and banks you can deliver easily.

Provide standard or custom content

  • Work with Scantron’s team of item development experts to create individual items to fill in gaps, comprehensive item suites, complete tests, or all of the above, designed expressly for your needs.
  • Use a Scantron assessment solution to create your own banks of test items or to leverage commercial item banks, including those created by Scantron. Commercial item banks provide high-quality, individual items you can include in tests.

Incorporate research to demonstrate results

Quality assessment programs are built on sound science. While subject-matter expertise is critical, so is the inclusion of the right assessment development and psychometric expertise. Scantron can help evaluate and train your staff on the important statistical considerations at the item, exam, bank, and student level.

Help you develop and deliver a complete plan

Scantron Assessment Services can help you with your complete plan. We can guide you through best practices, create blueprints, develop comprehensive item suites for a variety of subjects, and design assessments to measure student achievement.