Yardstick Assessment Strategies




Ottawa, ON


Isabelle Gonthier, President

No. of staff



1 (888) 900-0005


Canada’s leader in professional high-stakes testing.

Mission statement — Assessment services that are rigorous and defensible, yet personal and responsive.


Competency is an essential ingredient to earning, and protecting, public trust. That’s why we power our exams with precision, rigour, and science. Yardstick Assessment Strategies designs, delivers, and interprets high-stakes testing guided by psychometric science and a vital mission: to ensure students, candidates, and professionals are ready.

From a few candidates to a few thousand, when the stakes are high or low, our full-service exam administration team are experts in every possible test scenario. With over three decades of experience working with a wide variety of regulators, associations, and private-sector companies, you can rely on them to deliver a seamless, secure, and defensible assessment.


We use precise and proven psychometric science to design, plan, and implement defensible, relevant, and fair assessments. Our psychometricians and data analysts are industry-renowned for their superior expertise and client-focused attitude.

Exam administration

When the stakes are this high, you need a partner you can count on. In one of our 400+ test centres or online through secure virtual proctoring, trust our friendly and responsive team to coordinate, deliver, and invigilate a seamless, secure, and professional exam experience.

Exam delivery software

Our elegant, modern, and highly secure Measure platform stores questions, tracks candidate accounts, and generates sophisticated exams and reports. Candidates can purchase and schedule exams, take practice tests or tutorials, and receive reminders for upcoming exams.

Measure includes built-in integrations with our Itematic automatic item generation tool and RedPen collaborative marking technology.

Exceptional research leads to superior decision-making.

Yardstick Research digs deep to uncover the questions you should be asking, then choose the right data collection and analysis to get you actionable results. We use email, phone, and onsite surveys, focus groups, town halls, and now our online Engage panel to gather information from your most valued customers, users, and communities, then interpret the results so that when you make decisions, you are informed by the best evidence available.

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