Areas of Expertise : Educational Assessment
AIR offers Internet-based online testing using either adaptive or fixed-form tests. Our testing engine integrates innovative, machine-scored constructed-response items with multiple choice items in either adaptive or fixed test. Working with the state of Oregon, AIR offers the only adaptive testing engine that is peer-reviewed and NCLB approved. AIR offers the only adaptive testing engine that is peer-reviewed and NCLB approved. Working together, our test developers, computer scientists, and statisticians have designed a test delivery system that offers innovative, machine-scored items on fixed and adaptive forms. More information may be found on our Online Testing Web page.
AIR is a leading organization in the development of new psychometric techniques. As such, we are able to provide a level of psychometric expertise rarely paralleled in other research institutions. AIR leverages this expertise to provide exceptional measurement quality to high-stakes testing, including assisting our clients to avoid pitfalls in assessment and measurement. Our expertise includes Item Response Theory (IRT) modeling, classical item analysis, Generalizability Theory models, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, setting cut scores and performance standards, sampling design, and efficient pilot- and field-testing procedures.
Data from assessments guide students, parents, and educators to improved teaching and learning. AIR’s multidisciplinary reporting team offers customized paper and online reports that present data that lead to appropriate interpretations and effective actions. AIR believes that reporting assessment data should go beyond simply stating how students performed on tests - reports should help educators and parents improve curriculum, instruction, and student learning. More information may be found on our Reporting and Curricular Support Web page.
Supported by state-of-the-art software, AIR’s structured and innovative approach to test development yields tests that provide clean, fair measures of what students know and can do. Our test development team consists of subject-matter experts, most of whom have years of classroom experience. We offer both test development services and support for clients who choose to develop items or tests themselves. More information may be found on our Test Development Web page.
- AIR Partners with Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to Create an Online Test Delivery System for States
- Frequently Asked Questions about Curriculum-Based Measurement
- Using Item Difficulty and Item Position to Measure Test Fatigue
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AIR offers a full range of paper-based testing services, from test production through scoring and reporting. Using technology, AIR proves a fast, reliable testing experience, from student registration through printing, shipping, scanning, and scoring. More information may be found on our Test Processing and Logistics Web page.