Exam Delivery & Proctoring
Whether utilizing Yardstick’s vast Test Centre Network or a network customized by you, our professional exam services standards of security and proctoring are of utmost importance. We take seriously the business of high stakes exam delivery and will work with you to identify specific standards and expectations required to meet your needs. Whether it is paper-based testing or our speciality computer based testing, we can accommodate your requirements. Our proctors and test centres adhere to international best practice standards in proctored test centre delivery. Yardstick is a member of the National College Testing Association and ensures that all test centre locations follow the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centres. In addition, Yardstick provides ongoing training to proctors and test centres in our network to ensure that the highest quality of professional, proctored, testing services are provided to our clients.
Test Center Network
To enhance our customer experience, Yardstick has developed a world-class secure network of exams centers located across virtually all areas of North America. In the United States our test centre network includes every state. Our locations service the bulk of the American population with test centres within an hour commute of where 85% of the US population lives. Whether you are delivering exams to twenty candidates or twenty thousand, Yardstick offers convenient, full-service facilities that adhere to the highest proctoring standards.
We are always looking for partnerships to enhance and grow our test centre network.
Our own Yardstick Exam Centre, located in Edmonton, Alberta, offers candidates a quality test-taking experience. We have state-of-the-art technology in a modern, comfortable environment. We offer a network of security cameras and recording of examination sessions at no extra charge to our clients. With dedicated high speed internet connections and top of the line meticulously maintained computer workstations candidates are guaranteed to receive the best possible testing experience. Our test centre provides professional proctoring for both paper-and-pencil and computer based examinations. Expert on site staff ensure that the examination experience is secure and that the candidate experience is professional and as stress free as possible. Our test centre is conveniently located in South East Edmonton on major bus routes and near main transportation corridors. Ample, free, onsite parking is readily available. If you are interested in booking an exam at our Edmonton location, please contact us for more information.
If you have needs to deliver proctored exams internationally we have the expertise to make this happen. Contact us for more information on international exam delivery options.
Test Delivery Management
Yardstick is a customer service company. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality expertise in a field that we know best. To keep it simple, we do it all. Yardstick will work with you to develop a blueprint from a competency profile, create and manage your item bank, generate exam forms via leading-edge Automated Test Assembly (ATA) methods, identify a strategy to deliver exams, execute the delivery plan, conduct Classical Test Theory or Item Response Theory based item and test analysis, and manage every avenue in-between. From beginning to end, we make your test delivery professional and seamless.
Virtual Proctoring Services
Virtual proctoring is a process whereby a trained proctor can monitor candidates taking computer-based tests from anywhere in the world via a ‘proctor cockpit’. Tests that once required a physical location for a candidate to take a test, with a physical proctor present overseeing the test-taking process, are replaced with an advance test-taking interface, allowing two-way video and audio communication between a candidate and a proctor via a secure high-speed Internet link. Test-takers no longer are required to commute to a physical test-taking location; the convenience of their home or office provides the infrastructure required to take a secure assessment. If your organization is interested in this secure and state of the art proctoring approach please contact us at 866-793-4820.