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News:

01202017dateStrasz Assessment Systems signs computer-based testing agreement with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, MN, Jan. 19, 2017 – Computer-based testing company Pearson VUE has entered into a multi-year agreement with Strasz Assessment Systems, a leading provider of products and customized solutions for exam and assessment development, to deliver exams for Strasz’s clients via computer-based testing (CBT).

The new agreement means that Strasz Assessment Systems’ clients will benefit from using Strasz’s technology solutions and delivering their programs via Pearson VUE’s network of over 5,000 test centers in 180 countries around the world. Candidates are offered the convenience of scheduling their exam on-demand at a local and highly-secure test center with faster results turnaround time.

“We selected Pearson VUE because of the strategic advantages they offer in terms of test center reach, secure test delivery and the flexible range of technology services and options we can utilize,” said Carrie Tuck, business development executive at Strasz Assessment Systems.

Bob Whelan, managing director of Pearson VUE, added: “Our new partnership with Strasz Assessment Systems is good news for the Strasz’s clients and I am delighted that this will have a positive impact on those being assessed around the world as they advance in their careers.”

Read the full press release here: https://home.pearsonvue.com/About-Pearson-VUE/Press-Room/2017/Strasz-Assessment-Systems-signs-cbt-agreement.aspx

For more information, contact:

Carrie Tuck
direct: 609.520.8522 x236
e-mail: ctuck@strasz.com

11072016dateWe are excited to announce that the ICCIFP Board of Trustees and Executive Committee has chosen Strasz Assessment Systems to deliver the CCIFP exam! Read the article by the Chairman of ICCIFP.(© 2016 by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). All rights reserved. This article first appeared in CFMA Building Profits and is reprinted with permission.)
09092016dateStrasz is committed to continuing education in the workplace. Ensuring that our employees have the skills and competencies needed to succeed is imperative to our company’s competiveness and growth.

We congratulate Frank Corso and Mital Patel on their recent designation as Certified ScrumMasters with Scrum Alliance. Both Frank and Mital are instrumental to delivering our products using the best set of principles and tactics available in agile development.

Leading the Strasz Exam Management Suite team is Gary Spivack, who added the Scrum Certified Product Owner to his portfolio of accomplishments as well. As Product Owner, Gary conveys his vision through development of our computer based testing solutions including item authoring and banking tools, test drivers, scoring and score report systems.

The majority of our staff is located in our Princeton, New Jersey office where we house multiple Agile teams, marketing, sales, HR, operations, customer support and one of our data centers. Additionally, we have a small team providing development, customer support and sales support from our Boca Raton, Florida office.

07182016dateFollow the link below to read the fifth and final post in a series of articles that show practical application of CQRS architecture with emphasis on decoupling messaging as infrastructure component.

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1082852/CQRS-with-Decoupled-Messaging-Part-V

07112016dateFollow the link below to read the fourth post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera. In this article, we will look at Inventory Manager Application with focus on implementation of Aggregates and Event sourcing.

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1082851/CQRS-with-Decoupled-Messaging-Part-IV

07052016dateFollow the link below to read the third post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera.In this article, we will look at Inventory Manager Application which is following CQRS architecture with decoupled messaging infrastructure component that was built in the previous article.

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1082399/CQRS-with-Decoupled-Messaging-Part-III

06272016dateFollow the link below to read the second post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera, that show practical application of CQRS architecture with emphasis on decoupling messaging as infrastructure component.

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1082294/CQRS-with-Decoupled-Messaging-Part-II

062016dateFollow the link below to read the first article in a series of articles, written by Rishabh S. Ajmera (one of our Senior Software Engineers), to show "how" to achieve architecture with decoupled infrastructure concerns so that the end solution is simple to follow and maintain.

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1082250/CQRS-with-Decoupled-Messaging-Part-I

042416dateReflecting on ATP Innovations in Testing 2016

As one walks through the hotel halls to the exhibit hall and sessions there is a satisfying sense of camaraderie. Among the many assessment industry professionals — all intertwined between colleagues, clients, mentors, business partners and friends — the overall motivation and satisfaction is knowledge and success.

ATP plans a well-run conference bringing together experts in the practice areas of Certification & Licensure, Clinical, Educational, Industrial/Organizational and Workforce Skills Credentialing. Although the setting is always sunny, warm and the pool looks inviting, sessions are filled and the exhibit hall is never empty. Attendees are focused on growth and development — happily learning the newest technologies and trends to better their organizations.

For Strasz, it is an opportunity to mingle with our current clients, lend detail to potential business deals, learn from other industry experts, and showcase our strengths as an exhibitor. This conference remains a priority each year as it is directly engages the best the industry has to offer.

We are eager for the 2016 follow-ups and look forward to seeing everyone in Phoenix in 2017!

061215dateCongratulations to Carrie Tuck, our Business Development Executive, who has completed the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)’s certificate program, passing all the required assessments, and earning her certification as a “Credentialing Specialist”.

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) is a professional membership association that provides education and resources for organizations and individuals who serve the credentialing industry. It is a leading standards developer for both certification and certificate programs.

ICE’s Certificate Program for the “Credentialing Specialist” consists of eight rigorous, self-paced, online courses that must be completed within a six-month time frame. Upon completion of each course, Carrie passed the assessment that tested her competency of the learning objectives for that module and is trained to conduct a proper needs analysis, realistically project a timeline for implementation, and use accreditation standards as a framework from the onset of program development and maintenance.

We are excited for Carrie’s new accomplishment as a “Credentialing Specialist”. The knowledge and skills she has acquired are also immediately applicable to our organization’s goals and initiatives, with a focus on improving our client’s efficiency and results. Job well done, Carrie!

030115dateStrasz Assessment Systems, a proud member of the Association of Test Publishers, exhibited at ATP's 16th Annual Innovations in Testing Conference held March 1-4, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. This year's conference was dedicated to promoting and advancing the integrity of assessment services and products by bringing industry professionals together in a central place of learning and networking. Established in 1992, ATP is a global organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessments for clinical, occupational, certification, licensure, educational or clinical uses.
022715dateStrasz Assessment Systems announces partnership with BadgeCert Inc., the leading provider of capabilities to recognize stakeholder accomplishments with digital badges. The partnership allows test takers and other stakeholders to share their verifiable digital badges with others across the Internet, while allowing issuing organizations to cut administrative costs associated with paper-based certifications. [Read full press release.]
120814dateStrasz's line of assessment management tools were formally branded as the Strasz Exam Management Suite. The Strasz Exam Management Suite is the assessment industry’s most powerful set of integrated software and services. Packed with best-in-class features and functions, the Strasz Exam Management Suite helps certification and testing organizations deliver better tests quicker and more efficiently, while eliminating data errors associated with the use of separate systems.

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press022715Strasz Assessment Systems announces partnership with BadgeCert Inc., the leading provider of capabilities to recognize stakeholder accomplishments with digital badges. The partnership allows test takers and other stakeholders to share their verifiable digital badges with others across the Internet, while allowing issuing organizations to cut administrative costs associated with paper-based certifications. [Read full release]