Questar Assessment, Inc., Appoints Student Assessment Information Technology (IT) and Operations Leader Dennis Anest as Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations

Sep 03, 2009, 10:00 ET from Questar Assessment, Inc.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questar Assessment, Inc. (, a leading educational assessment provider for states, school districts, and higher education institutions, recently appointed student assessment IT and Operations leader Dennis Anest as Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations. In this newly created role, Anest will be responsible for technology and operational initiatives to position Questar for successful and sustainable growth as they continue to adapt to a changing business climate and new technology requirements.

"With more than 20 years of experience in IT and Operations, Dennis has an excellent record of drawing on his understanding of systems and processes from IT, operations, and customer perspectives and leveraging that knowledge to deliver outstanding customer solutions, reduce costs, and accelerate growth in the K-12 assessment market," said Roy Lipner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questar. "We're very excited to have Dennis on our team."

Most recently, Anest served as the Executive Director of Production Management at ETS, where he was responsible for providing subject matter expertise and leadership for operational and IT growth in the delivery of end-to-end K-12 services. Anest facilitated and coordinated project teams to ensure the on-time delivery of large operational projects.

Previously, Anest held the position of Vice President of Scoring Operations at Riverside Publishing, where he was responsible for orchestrating the start-up of Riverside's Scoring Operations Center. He also served in numerous senior management positions at Harcourt Assessment, where he was responsible for executing the development and implementation of its Scoring Center and associated IT systems.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Coleman College and an MBA degree from St. Mary's University.

About Questar Assessment, Inc.

Questar Assessment, Inc., is a leading educational assessment provider for states, schools, and school districts. Headquartered in Minnesota and New York, Questar offers comprehensive custom assessment services -- from large-scale statewide assessment programs to smaller-scale alternate, modified, and English language proficiency assessments. Questar provides complete, end-to-end services designed to address all aspects of assessment from test design, development, calibration, and psychometric services to print production, distribution, scanning, scoring, reporting, and data analysis. Questar also offers customized online testing services to schools and educational entities in the K-12 market. For further information, visit or call 800-800-2598.

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