State of Oregon Selects Vantage Learning to Deliver Statewide Assessments Vantage Systems to Run Web-based Testing in Math, and Reading for K-12 Students

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vantage Learning

    YARDLEY, Pa., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Vantage
 Learning, the world's leading online testing and assessment company, announced
 today it has been contracted by the State of Oregon's Department of Education
 to administer its computer-based standardized tests online in math and reading
 for grades K-12.  Vantage will begin a pilot program of the system within the
 next two weeks, and the system should be fully operational for the 2002-03
 school year.
     According to Peter Murphy, CEO of Vantage, the agreement to use Vantage to
 administer the Oregon Statewide K-12 assessments using Vantage's
 IntelliMetric(TM) Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) Technology will lead to
 reduced testing time, more accurate assessment and faster turn around time for
 results.
     "The State of Oregon has a vision for the future of its children's
 education, and an essential piece to completing that vision is incorporating
 Vantage solutions for the most efficient standardized testing," Murphy says.
 "They see that education is moving more and more toward Internet-based student
 assessment, which is at the heart of everything we do.  We are very proud to
 work with the state's leadership as it advances the management of academic
 instruction and curricula planning in its schools."
     Computer Adaptive Testing is a test administration system that can more
 accurately assess student skill levels in a shorter amount of time by
 targeting the test questions at the individual student's level of ability.
 Based on a student's answers from question-to-question, CAT can gauge that
 student's knowledge and understanding of the subject at hand and then change
 the difficulty levels of subsequent questions.
     Wayne Neuburger, Oregon's associate superintendent of schools for
 Assessment Evaluation, says the state Department of Education chose Vantage
 because of its proven track record in online test administration.
     "Economics were a significant factor in making our decision, and Vantage
 solutions provide us the most flexibility," says Neuburger.  "Since the
 testing systems are Internet-based, they require less support and hardware
 within individual schools, which saves us time and expense."
     For more information about Vantage Learning, please log onto
 http://www.intellimetric.com.
 
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    YARDLEY, Pa., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Vantage
 Learning, the world's leading online testing and assessment company, announced
 today it has been contracted by the State of Oregon's Department of Education
 to administer its computer-based standardized tests online in math and reading
 for grades K-12.  Vantage will begin a pilot program of the system within the
 next two weeks, and the system should be fully operational for the 2002-03
 school year.
     According to Peter Murphy, CEO of Vantage, the agreement to use Vantage to
 administer the Oregon Statewide K-12 assessments using Vantage's
 IntelliMetric(TM) Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) Technology will lead to
 reduced testing time, more accurate assessment and faster turn around time for
 results.
     "The State of Oregon has a vision for the future of its children's
 education, and an essential piece to completing that vision is incorporating
 Vantage solutions for the most efficient standardized testing," Murphy says.
 "They see that education is moving more and more toward Internet-based student
 assessment, which is at the heart of everything we do.  We are very proud to
 work with the state's leadership as it advances the management of academic
 instruction and curricula planning in its schools."
     Computer Adaptive Testing is a test administration system that can more
 accurately assess student skill levels in a shorter amount of time by
 targeting the test questions at the individual student's level of ability.
 Based on a student's answers from question-to-question, CAT can gauge that
 student's knowledge and understanding of the subject at hand and then change
 the difficulty levels of subsequent questions.
     Wayne Neuburger, Oregon's associate superintendent of schools for
 Assessment Evaluation, says the state Department of Education chose Vantage
 because of its proven track record in online test administration.
     "Economics were a significant factor in making our decision, and Vantage
 solutions provide us the most flexibility," says Neuburger.  "Since the
 testing systems are Internet-based, they require less support and hardware
 within individual schools, which saves us time and expense."
     For more information about Vantage Learning, please log onto
 http://www.intellimetric.com.
 
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