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Questar Welcomes Jamie Post Candee as New President and CEO


Location: Apple Valley, MN

Date: January 06, 2014

Questar Assessment, Inc. (Questar) announced today that Jamie Post Candee has been named President and CEO of the company. Questar is a leading educational assessment provider for states, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Ms. Candee brings to Questar extensive experience in organizational management and marketing. Most recently, she served as Chief Revenue Officer for Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions. Joining Edmentum (formerly PLATO Learning, Inc.) in 2005, she demonstrated outstanding leadership in a variety of positions, including product management, marketing, sales and service, human resources, and technical consulting, prior to assuming the role of Chief Revenue Officer.

Ms. Candee replaces Theodore Naegeli, who, co-founded Questar Educational Systems (QES), Inc., which was later to become part of Questar Assessment, Inc. Mr. Naegeli will continue as the Chairman of the Board for the company. He said today, “Jamie commands a deep understanding of the education industry and market dynamics. She has strong experience working with state, district, and school level customers. I am very pleased to have this extremely focused and determined individual lead our company.”

Under her leadership, Questar will continue as a provider of assessments to states and other large organizations while expanding its presence in the school market. Ms. Candee said, “A new goal for Questar is to provide assessments and data services that are useful to the education practitioners – our teachers, principals, and school leaders. I am thrilled to be part of an established organization with deep assessment development history, strong technology capacities and psychometric resources, and to re-harness that talent to help schools directly. Questar, with its reputation for excellence, is extremely well positioned to meet this challenge.”

Jamie Candee, a native of Minnesota, will be located in Questar’s Apple Valley, MN office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and a Master of Business Administration from Bethel University. She began her career in the banking industry working in business operations and human resources management.

About Questar Assessment, Inc.

Questar Assessment, Inc. is a leading educational assessment provider for states, schools, and school districts. Headquartered in Minnesota, Questar offers comprehensive custom assessment services—from large-scale statewide assessment programs to 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 1-800-800-2598.