Center Point® Assessment Solutions, Inc.
Custom tools for business, research, and content development.We specialize in solving problems where existing solutions are unknown, unavailable, or simply too expensive for practical use.
President / Founder / Chief Consultant
I am a lifelong problem-solver with a thing for unique projects. I will never stop learning and I wouldn't have it any other way.I've done work in the fields of educational measurement, web design, IT, business administration, writing, and graphic design. I got an MBA and a few technical certifications. I kicked the tires of software development. I did some public speaking.I started Center Point in 2004 with one goal: to solve unique software problems that traditional vendors were not willing to take on.Since then I have worked with researchers, universities, publishers, nonprofits, state education agencies and small business owners. I bring a friendly, but utterly determined approach to every project.If your project is not our cup of tea, we’ll just say so.And if we can’t do it well, we just won’t do it.~ Frank
Center Point® projects typically include:
custom no-code website app / website development
custom web app prototypes
custom report design & production
niche web training / online presentations
content review services (including alignment studies)
custom web-based surveys and other data tools
custom database / data merge solutions
custom file processing / automation
custom graphic production
The services we provide depend on the problem to be solved. If we can't do it well, we just won't do it.
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Because we provide highly customized tools and services for our clients, confidentiality agreements limit what we can share with the public.The list below describes our projects in plain, generic language. (Most recent projects listed first).
Designed and produced two professional development workshops: Introduction to Assessment Literacy and Eliminating Bias in Assessment.
Participated in a five-day test forms review workshop with classroom teachers and state dept. of education personnel in support of a statewide testing program.
Produced and delivered 2,700+ state, school, classroom, and student-level reports in support of a statewide testing program.
Developed a custom Google Script application to rapidly deploy Google Sheets at scale for alignment studies and other committees requiring review materials and data collection for individual panelists.
Designed, implemented, and supported two separate online standard setting tools that generate a control panels for workshop participants and displays cut scores, impact data, and and other information in real time for workshop facilitators.
Created customized tools for item banking, test form selection, item review, and statistical analysis in support of a statewide testing program.
Participated in a four-day item review workshop with classroom teachers in support of a statewide testing program.
Improved existing designs for custom alignment study tools that cross-reference standards from 3 states via automatic database queries.
Gathered, reviewed, and provided extensive hyperlinking, organization, and document management services for peer review materials of a statewide testing program.
Conducted a four-day item design workshop, including one day of games / simulation development, in support of a nonprofit educational institution.
Designed logos, business cards and other marketing materials for four separate business owners
Provided a suite of data processing, item templating, and assessment documentation services in support of a university-based assessment program.
Created a custom web application that integrates Google Forms, Google sheets, and complex formulae set up for client to extend the functionality of an existing Excel sheet; integrated a Chrome extension to allow for automatic creation of Google Doc/PDF based on submissions to a Google Form; set up templates, troubleshot, and supported the application.
Co-facilitated two week-long item review workshops with classroom teachers, test publisher staff, and state department of education personnel.
Designed and produced 2,500+ state, school, classroom, and student-level reports in support of a statewide testing program.
Developed an online tool for a specialized psychometric study for collecting data related to evaluation and prioritizing educational standards.
Developed an online tool for a blueprinting workshop to assist psychometric researcher with real-time data collection tasks.
Provided PDF document processing and management services in support a statewide testing program; bundled 3500+ documents for secure electronic delivery to county test coordinators.
Designed, implemented, and supported an online standard setting tool that generates a control panel for workshop participants, collects data, monitors results, performs calculations, administers surveys, provides impact data, and reports to an online dashboard in real time.
Conducted a three-day item development workshop with classroom teachers based on a customized workflow design.
Developed an item templating and reporting system for collecting and managing output from item development workshops.
Designed and developed a custom test form selection tool that checks selected test forms against test blueprints in real time.
Designed and implemented an online data collection system for alignment studies.
Processed science item and stimulus cards to help researchers conduct a standard setting workshop.
Wrote an item development manual from scratch based on specific processes involving local content contributors.
Launched staffing & contract administration services in support of item development programs.
Designed item writer training and certification services in support of staffing/contract administration clients.
Served as an onsite panelist for a one-week alignment study.
Served as a lead facilitator for a one-week item review workshop with classroom teachers.
Processed 1200+ item cards and 50+ passage/stimulus cards to help researchers conduct standard setting workshops across multiple grades/content areas.
Developed an online rating system for standard setting workshops.
Developed an on-demand reporting system for standard setting workshops.
Produced ordered item booklets, with covers, for a university program; generated 200+ item cards.
Developed a custom automated test form assembly process from a specialized item bank and delivered client manuscripts.
Upgraded Excel-based data collection tools used for surveys/psychometric research.
Updated an existing online contrasting groups survey to include science content.
Processed and distributed state, district, school, and student-level reports for a state Dept. of Education, including secure e-delivery to distribution list.
Performed key verification and test-taking services for a national assessment publisher.
Provided technical report formatting and editing services for peer review materials.
Provided content editing services for performance level descriptors.
Refreshed client website designs in WordPress.
Upgraded web hosting services and security measures across-the-board.
Developed online data collection websites to collect information for researchers conducting a contrasting groups survey and a concurrent weighting study. Integration with pre-existing database, direct support for all users, and real-time reporting for research team.
Developed logo/brand identity assets and a website for an independent educational consulting firm. Provided design, hosting, and domain registration.
Produced training videos for a NY school district from pre-written scripts. Included animation, voice-over, graphic production.
Produced two-page leaflets for a school district using InDesign, including graphic production and image sourcing.
Produced multiple 30+ page slide decks (Powerpoint) for professional development workshops, including graphic design and image sourcing.
Generated state, district, school, and student-level reports for a state Dept. of Education, including secure e-delivery to distribution list. Coordination with multiple vendors and psychometric staff.
Processed 900+ item cards of basic, moderate, and high complexity to help researchers conduct standard setting for a statewide exam.
Produced ordered item booklets, with covers, for a state Dept. of Education; generated 370+ item cards.
Processed 2800+ item cards and 130+ passage/stimulus cards to help researchers conduct standard setting for a statewide exam.
Processed <200 item cards with screenshots from an online test in order to help researchers conduct standard setting.
Produced training videos about item writing and manuscript assembly processes. Included script development, animations, audio engineering, voice talent, and voice-to-video sync for trainees using a language other than English.
Produced workshop materials for state Dept. of Education researchers using the Body of Work (BOW) method; merged student data with work samples.
Generated state, district, school, and student-level reports for a state Dept. of Education, including secure e-delivery to distribution list. Coordination with 3rd party vendors and psychometric staff.
Produced ordered item booklets, with covers, for a state Dept. of Education; generated 240+ item cards.
Developed a custom processing method for 1700+ test items which rebuilt manuscripts in a custom format (MS Word), including art, text styling, and alternate text.
Developed a comprehensive test item template and manuscript assembly system for customer with custom format requirements (MS Word).
Designed process to train, administer and score quizzes for 30+ workshop participants; provided scoring services.
Provided automated manuscript assembly services to test publisher. Extracted items from banks, ordered in given sequence, and placed into single file(s).
Provided automated manuscript assembly services to create test books in custom (Microsoft Word) format.
Processed 170+ PDF files into separate student test books and test administrator/ancillary materials.
Processed 730+ item cards and 50+ passage/stimulus cards to help researchers conduct a standard setting for statewide exam(s).
Processed 600+ item cards of moderate and high complexity to help researchers conduct a standard setting.
Processed 220+ item cards from an online exam to help researchers conduct a standard setting.
Managed production of 300+ test items, including supervising authors, performing uploads into content management system, training and supporting users, creating ad-hoc training videos, and overseeing generation of graphics and alternate text for test items.
Performed review & QA of 4,000+ test book pages to ensure compliance with technical specifications.
Generated item writing templates using automated processes to support a test publisher’s content development efforts.
Provided automated manuscript assembly services to test publisher, including items combined from banks, ordered in the sequence given, and placed into a single file.
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Center Point Assessment Solutions, Inc.
3941 Park Drive, Ste. 20-280
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 USA