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11 04, 2024

Our Cloud Migration Journey with the AICPA Exams Team

2024-04-16T10:28:46-04:00

Neel Shah, VP Software Development
April 11, 2024

The AICPA Exams Team (Association of International Certified Professional Accountants) plays a significant role in the Uniform CPA Exam. The Uniform CPA Exam is developed and scored by the AICPA Exams Team. They set the exam’s content and format and ensure that they are relevant to the accounting profession. They also provide a Sample Test and content outlines for candidates studying for the exam.

The migration of the AICPA Exams Team’s internal systems to the cloud represented a seminal step in our journey to operational excellence and technological innovation. This blog post delves into the overarching drivers of cloud migration, the specific motives behind our strategic pivot, the transformation paths we explored, and our embracing of serverless technologies. It also discusses the macro benefits of transitioning to a cloud-native platform.

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Our Cloud Migration Journey with the AICPA Exams Team2024-04-16T10:28:46-04:00
4 04, 2024

SetScore!: What technology can bring to your standard-setting process

2024-04-04T14:34:54-04:00

Rory McCorkle, PhD, VP of Business Development
April 4, 2024

Last week, I discussed key considerations around setting performance standards, facilitation, training, and SME selection for the standard-setting process. As a follow-up to that post, this week, we will discuss how some of these goals can be furthered by Strasz’s standard-setting application for this process, SetScore!. Let’s delve into how this tool can aid in test security, facilitation, data management, and centering the process around the performance standards.

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SetScore!: What technology can bring to your standard-setting process2024-04-04T14:34:54-04:00
28 03, 2024

Standard Setting & SetScore! Blog Series: Key Considerations for Standard Setting

2024-03-28T11:11:03-04:00

Rory McCorkle, PhD, VP of Business Development
March 28, 2024

Over the next couple of weeks, our blog explores the standard-setting process and Strasz’s standard-setting facilitation platform, SetScore!. This week, we will discuss the purpose of standard setting and its unique nature among test development stages, considerations in SME participation, and approaches to standard setting.

At one time, the standard-setting process was described as “the most controversial problem in educational assessment today” (Hambleton, 1998). While issues of equity and AI have likely moved into this position today, the pass rate issues experienced by many programs post-COVID highlight the degree of importance that standard setting still has in certification and licensure programs (PSI, 2023; Firth, 2023). So, discussing the unique place standard setting has in our test development lifecycle is important.

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Standard Setting & SetScore! Blog Series: Key Considerations for Standard Setting2024-03-28T11:11:03-04:00
21 03, 2024

From Office to Cloud: Strasz Assessment Systems Charts a Secure Remote Course

2024-03-21T16:50:26-04:00

John O’Brien, Director of IT
March 21, 2024

March 2020. The world slammed shut, offices emptied, and businesses scrambled to adapt. At Strasz Assessment Systems, a nimble player in the educational assessment field, we faced a common challenge for the time: migrate our entire team to remote work, fast. Security was paramount, but protecting sensitive data with a geographically dispersed workforce demanded carefully thought-out solutions.

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From Office to Cloud: Strasz Assessment Systems Charts a Secure Remote Course2024-03-21T16:50:26-04:00
27 02, 2024

Pro! Enterprise Item Banking in 2024 …. So Far

2024-03-22T14:37:05-04:00

Gary Spivack, Senior Product Manager
February 27, 2024

Continuous Evolution

We are always looking for ways to improve and streamline processes to allow work to be accomplished quicker and more efficiently. We hear you! Client feedback and input help us drive improvements. You are part of the team to ensure that Pro! is evolving to meet your needs. 

Although 2024 has just begun, we have been busy making enhancements. Below are a few.

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Pro! Enterprise Item Banking in 2024 …. So Far2024-03-22T14:37:05-04:00
20 02, 2024

Strasz Unveils New Products and Features at the Upcoming ATP Innovations in Testing Conference!

2024-03-22T14:38:20-04:00

Rory McCorkle, PhD, VP of Business Development
February 20, 2024

In the past two weeks, our blog has delved into the sessions and program we’re excited about for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Innovations in Testing Conference, scheduled for March 3 – 6. However, that’s not the only source of our excitement. At the conference, we’re also gearing up to share information about the ongoing evolution of our Pro! item development and banking software, our SetScore! platform for standard setting, and new AI features we’re rolling out.

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Strasz Unveils New Products and Features at the Upcoming ATP Innovations in Testing Conference!2024-03-22T14:38:20-04:00
14 02, 2024

Mastering Item Bank Conversions: Proven Tips and Tricks for Seamless Migrations

2024-03-22T14:39:08-04:00

Lisa Everts, Test Developer & Business Development
February 14, 2024

If you’ve ever found yourself tasked with transferring test items to a new software platform or a different section within an item banking system, you’re likely aware that it involves more than just the technical aspects of moving items. Numerous considerations must be taken into account for a smooth and successful transition.

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Mastering Item Bank Conversions: Proven Tips and Tricks for Seamless Migrations2024-03-22T14:39:08-04:00
7 02, 2024

ATP Innovations in Testing Conference 2024 – Networking, Learning, and Connecting

2024-03-08T11:40:48-05:00

Rory McCorkle, PhD, VP of Business Development
February 7, 2024

Welcome to the revitalized Strasz Assessment Systems blog! In the coming weeks, we’ll delve into insightful topics such as Standard Setting and our tool, SetScore!, designed to streamline the test development process. Additionally, we’ll explore the trending subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its integration into our item development and item banking tools, with a focus on their applicability for our clients.

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ATP Innovations in Testing Conference 2024 – Networking, Learning, and Connecting2024-03-08T11:40:48-05:00
5 02, 2024

Release Notes v3.7

2024-02-06T10:43:13-05:00

Exam Management Suite Release Notes v3.7

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If your item workflow process includes approving and promoting items in bulk, Pro!’s Bulk Update feature supports your process. Bulk update has been enhanced to support updating item approvals for multiple items in one easy-to-use operation. Additionally, a new import file process has been created to support setting multiple item’s answer keys. Use the link below to see the complete list of changes.

Release Notes v3.7

Release Notes v3.72024-02-06T10:43:13-05:00
5 01, 2024

Release Notes v3.6

2024-01-09T15:42:50-05:00

Exam Management Suite Release Notes v3.6

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Project Managers can now configure an Item Writing Project to support item creation of various types. This streamlining enhancement more closely aligns with the examination’s item type specifications and a testing program’s authoring goals. Use the link below to see the complete list of changes.

Release Notes v3.6

Release Notes v3.62024-01-09T15:42:50-05:00
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