Coronavirus Impacts on Today's Educational Assessments

Drew and Chad recently co-authored an article in a special issue of Educational Measurement: Issues and practices. The entire issue was focused on the coronavirus and the events of 2020 and how it could impact the landscape of educational assessment. Their article reviewed how some of these events have impacted the professional credentialing field, and the lessons that could apply to educational assessment. Please click below to read an in-depth summary of the article.

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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.

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ACS Collaborations

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has announced that they are one of 11 states to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program. Please click below to learn more about ACS's contribution to this project.

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Commitment to Research

A core principle for ACS is to contribute to the measurement community through research and service. Our approach strives to build an active, thoughtful, and dynamic working environment that supports practitioners in building effective assessment programs in licensure, certification, and education. ACS team members regularly present at professional conferences, authored journal articles and book chapters, and edited books. The links below illustrate some of our team’s recent research contributions.

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Supporting Local Businesses

To show our appreciation for all of the hard work of the ACS team during a challenging year, we gave each team member a gift card and asked them to use it to support local small businesses. We wanted to share some of these stories in appreciation for all the small businesses that make up the foundation of our communities.

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About Us

ACS Ventures, LLC (ACS) has more than 40 years of combined experience consulting directly with state, regional, national, and international testing programs in education and credentialing. Across these experiences, our staff members have provided actionable input to program leaders on various testing related issues, designed and led numerous test development and validation activities, and conducted alignment studies for various programs. 




Program Design & Redesign
Assessment Design & Redesign
Research Design

Operational Support


Standard Setting
Outsourced Psychometric Staff Alignment
Psychometric Analysis
Technical Documentation

Quality Assurance


Psychometric Oversight
Program Review and Audit
Program Evaluation
Technical Advisory Committees