Ascend Learning

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Research

The brains behind (actually in front of) our company.

Ascend Learning is honored to work with the best and brightest team of researchers and scholars. Our team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals. Each one brings a fresh approach to the problems we’re solving and the products we’re developing. These PhD’s who specialize in psychometrics and research foster and continuously improve rigorous assessments utilized to determine student outcomes and create new methods of learning. 

We have 60 years of combined experience in the fields of teaching, research and assessment development.

The best of the best.

Our team offers a wide variety of research interests, industry accolades and published works. Many are adjunct university faculty. Their combined research niche includes admission testing, validity and reliability effects on repeated attempts at exams, differential item functioning, equating, test security and formative assessments. 

Notable works, authored by our notable teammates.

  • “An Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods: Becoming a Psychological Detective.”
  • “‘Testing and Assessment’ in the 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook.”
  • “’Test Construction’ in The Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology.”

Our colleagues have also been responsible for award-winning research, as well as published articles in formative assessment, admissions, retake policies and predicting NCLEX success. They all have a passion for research and developing new methodologies for the betterment of education.