Adaptive Assessment Services, Inc.

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Adaptive Assessment Services, Inc.
La Place, Louisiana, United States United States
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Company description

We specialize in the design and administration of computer adaptive tests for employment and educational purposes.  After developing advanced technology for large IT  and educational testing companies such as IBM and the Educational Testing Service, respectively, our staff has created the first multidimensional computer adaptive testing platform on the Internet.  We are targeting the assessment testing industry, which is a $17 billion dollar market with double digit growth projections for the next few years. 

Our Smart Test Technology ® is a second generation, artificially intelligent platform that searches, selects, administers, and scores  test questions based upon multiple skills and abilities of an examinee.  Older computer adaptive technology (e.g., for the SAT and the ASVAB) can only search, select, administer, and score questions on the basis of one skill or ability.  With our platform, the testing process is shorter, scores are more accurate, and decisions are more efficient than ever before.  In employment hiring, test results are available immediately for organizations with large applicant volumes.  In education, score reports are instantly accessible to teachers  and administrators who track student progress towards state accountability standards  (i.e., No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top).  

Business model

We develop and license our proprietary assessment tools and host educational/employment tests for our clients in an Internet-based environment.  We also provide advanced research and development services (e.g., predictive modeling, job and task analysis, and validation studies)  for large, medium, and small organizations for accountability purposes (e.g., EEOC, OFCCP, Race To The Top/ No Child Left Behind).  We also license access to our walk-in assessment centers.

Competitive advantage

Our competitive advantage is in the following: (1) Our proprietary technology that uses advanced artificial intelligence for the assessment of human capabilities,  (2) Our solid team of founders (former IBM and Educational Testing Services employees) with strong performance and professional publication records, (3) Our test advisors who have served on committees for evaluation of the US Department of Defense's Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the Educational Testing Services' Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and (4) Our speed of research and development activity to create robust software solutions with advanced simulation and predictive modeling capabilities.