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The Questar Assessment System Certified
by the IMS Global Learning Consortium


Location: Apple Valley, MN

Date: November 20, 2014

The QTI (Question and Test Interoperability)/APIP (Accessible Protocol (APIP) Alliance — a subgroup of the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS), a membership-based group dedicated to fostering the open digital innovation revolution in education — awarded the Questar Assessment System APIP v1 Content Package Conformance in September 2014 and the APIP v1 Delivery Conformance in November 2014.

Questar Assessment’s web-enabled online testing platform features the educational assessment market’s largest number of technology-enhanced item (TEI) types and student accommodation tools to address increasingly stringent assessment standards. To achieve these IMS certifications, Questar Assessment joined the QTI/APIP Alliance and agreed to submit its online testing platform to the rigorous IMS process. As an affiliate member of the IMS, Questar Assessment also agreed to be part of a community that troubleshoots interoperability issues and evolves the specifications and testing scenarios to meet market needs.

“Questar Assessment innovates to improve the quality of student assessment and believes in using our technology to reduce inequities in the assessment process,” said Jamie Post Candee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questar Assessment Inc. “As an IMS affiliate — and as the first and only company in the education assessment industry that has applied for and received both IMS APIP certifications — we’ve made a tangible commitment to providing an equitable testing experience for all students.”

“IMS is very pleased with Questar Assessment achieving APIP certification as a delivery system provider,” said Dr. Rob Abel, Chief Executive Officer of IMS. “By supporting APIP, Questar Assessment will enable an accessible testing experience for students and join a rapidly growing ecosystem of interoperable assessment product providers that are making great strides in advancing electronic assessment.”

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 more information, or call 1-800-800-2598.