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The Power of Collaborative Scoring

The Power of Collaborative Scoring

As the power of digital assessments continues to enable improvements and innovations in education, one aspect we are excited about is how assessment technology platforms can enable more robust scoring practices including tools for greater accuracy, efficiency, and...

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OSCAR Turns 5!!

OSCAR Turns 5!!

It's hard to believe but OSCAR is turning 5!  We are extremely proud of how quickly OSCAR has become a trusted solution across the assessment landscape.     As of today, OSCAR is being used to score millions of assessments across three continents and has...

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How Modern NLP is changing the EdTech Industry

How Modern NLP is changing the EdTech Industry

Hello, my name is Adam Louly and I am one of the lead engineers at MZD working on our next generation essay platform (EMMA) and an AI/Machine scoring enthusiast.     Automated Essay scoring has been used across the assessment industry for some time now, however,...

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A Thank You from your Friends at MZD

A Thank You from your Friends at MZD

Dear Friends, As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to pause for a moment and say thank you.   To our clients and partners, we appreciate each and every one of you and we are thankful that you have given MZD the opportunity to be part of your solution.  Although this...

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Why MZD: Adam Henrich, VP of Strategic Development

Why MZD: Adam Henrich, VP of Strategic Development

I made the decision to join MZD this past August as the VP of Strategic Development.  It was a decision that I had been contemplating for quite some time.  Over the past few months I have been asked several times why I joined.  The short answer came down to timing,...

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MZD Leadership Series: Daisy Vickers, Vice President – Performance Scoring and Research

MZD Leadership Series: Daisy Vickers, Vice President – Performance Scoring and Research

Our leadership interviews tap into MZD’s vast knowledge and experience in the assessment industry.

We discuss everything from the future of assessment to today’s biggest challenges. It’s the ideal resource for those of you looking for exciting new industry solutions.

This week, we’ve been talking to Daisy Vickers, VP Performance Scoring and Research, about COVID-19 and the impact for teachers and students.

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MZD Leadership Series: Richard Ferguson, Chairman

MZD Leadership Series: Richard Ferguson, Chairman

The future of authentic assessment with our Chairman, Richard Ferguson Continuing with our leadership team series, we speak with our Chairman of the Board, Dr. Richard Ferguson, about how authentic assessment is transforming the education industry. Nations rely on the...

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MZD Leadership Series: Zac Henrich, Co-founder and CEO

MZD Leadership Series: Zac Henrich, Co-founder and CEO

Our leadership interviews tap into MZD’s vast knowledge and experience in the assessment industry.

We discuss everything from the future of assessment to today’s biggest challenges. It’s the ideal resource for those of you looking for exciting new industry solutions.

This week, we’ve been talking to our CEO Zac Henrich about the state of the industry today. Find out why the assessment industry is ripe for disrupting and the biggest issue facing assessors today.

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ATP 2020 – Going Virtual

ATP 2020 – Going Virtual

We're excited to be attending one of the most talked-about assessment conferences of the year next week - that's right, we’re talking about ATP Going Global, and this year we’re a proud Gold sponsor! The conference landscape has definitely been affected due to...

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Exploring ADAM: Performance Assessment in the Digital Age

Exploring ADAM: Performance Assessment in the Digital Age

In this series, we’re going to take a closer look at each individual product in our lineup. This week, we’re exploring ADAM. Paper performance assessments have always been time-consuming to produce and expensive to mark. Educators know this intuitively by all the...

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