Guidelines for Technology-Based Assessment

Drew and Deborah were delighted to collaborate with industry colleagues on a document recently released by the International Test Commission (ITC) and the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) titled “Guidelines for Technology-Based Assessment”. Click below to learn more about Deborah and Drew's contribution to this document.

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Supporting Local Small Business

As a small business, ACS realizes the importance of supporting other local small businesses. Over the holidays, we provided our employees with a monetary gift and asked that it be used to support a local small business. To hear about the ways our employees used their gifts, please click the link below.

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ACS Press Release December 20, 2021

ACS leant its psychometric expertise to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) as they release their much-anticipated online testing platform with new exam content. To view the Press Release please click below.

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Three Common Questions (and Misconceptions) about NCCA Accreditation

The process of receiving or renewing NCCA accreditation can feel overwhelming, and can lead to questions that may not appear to have clearly defined answers. How many forms does our program need to publish? Is a retake policy really important? Why would our program need to check examination items for bias? This article helps to clarify a few of these common questions and misconceptions.

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Commitment to Service

A fundamental principle for ACS is providing service to the measurement community. Click here to learn more about where and how ACS demonstrates its commitment to service.


ACS welcomes Senior Assessment Specialist, Scott Russell to the team!

Scott has over 20 years of experience designing, leading, and implementing on assessment development and validation projects for certification, licensing, education, and training programs. Click below to learn more about Scott.

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About Us

With more than a century of combined experience, ACS Ventures, LLC (ACS) is an industry leader in testing and credentialing. Our staff members consult directly with state, regional, national, and international education, and credentialing testing programs. ACS has designed and led numerous test development and validation activities, conducted alignment and standard setting studies for a wide variety of clients, and has continuously provided actionable and appropriate study designs to program leaders on various testing related issues. 




Program Design & Redesign
Assessment Design & Redesign
Research Design

Operational Support

Standard Setting
Outsourced Psychometric Staff
Psychometric Analysis
Technical Documentation

Quality Assurance


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Program Review and Audit
Program Evaluation
Technical Advisory Committees