Our flexible approach to data analysis enables us to accommodate each client’s unique requirements. Our knowledgeable staff of IT professionals customizes leading-edge applications to meet your needs, building on industry-standard, best-practice methodologies and tools for reliable, highly accurate data analysis.
Our integrated system of assembly, packaging, and distribution mitigates risk and simplifies material receipt. We have systems in place for computer-controlled distribution, inventory, collection, document scanning for security accounting, and storage to ensure that your materials are delivered on time and in the exact format you require.
We have the complete in-house capability to efficiently perform and manage the scanning and data processing systems needed for a successful assessment program. We ensure that the necessary space and equipment are available for all programs and utilize the latest in data- and image-capture technology.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff designs and produces attractive, functional materials for all facets of an assessment program. We design test booklets, answer documents, manuals, handbooks, training materials, reporting materials, and other ancillary assessment materials to fit the needs of your program.
Our flexible and scalable testing engine delivers test items in a computer-based format, collects student responses electronically, and has the ability to return raw score, multiple-choice, and constructed response results in a timely fashion. Students get their results, and administrators get feedback.
We have built our reputation on meticulous quality control and the accuracy of scores that result from it. Our wide range of performance assessment services includes not only image-based online handscoring of constructed student responses, but also consulting services and program development, prompt and constructed-response item development, rangefinding, recruiting and selecting readers, and training and monitoring reader performance.
Questar provides high-quality services to state departments of education, local school districts, the federal government, and education-related business entities.
Strong program management is the cornerstone of our collaborative approach. Questar assigns each program a dedicated Program Manager who oversees the project using sound, proven processes built on project management best practices – following the tenets of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Our psychometric services include item analysis, test analysis, scaling, horizontal and vertical equating, differential item functioning (DIF), as well as standard setting (including vertical moderation) and subsequent analysis. Methodologies utilized include classical true score, Rasch, and 3PL item-response theory.
A DRP readability analysis provides objective, consistent computations of the text difficulty, or readability, of printed materials – including textbooks, works of literature, popular titles, and non-curricular materials such as newspapers, periodicals, and manuals.
Questar works closely with clients to ensure that all assessment reports are generated and formatted to suit your exact needs. Questar is committed to providing timely and accurate district, school, and classroom summary reports and meaningful individual student-level reports.
Questar’s research services include the design, development, and implementation of reliability, validity, accountability, and program evaluation studies. These studies document and support the technical adequacy of a testing program and the effectiveness of accountability systems, as well as evaluate the strengths and limitations of assessment programs.
Standard-setting services offered by Questar include Bookmark (item mapping), Modified Angoff, and Body of Work procedures. These services include the design, development, implementation, and documentation of each of these methods.
Questar's approach to test development is disciplined, comprehensive, and secure. Our expert staff delivers a complete portfolio of test design services and will oversee the item development and test construction phases of the testing program.