August 22, 2017 | News

Georgia Center for Assessment & OSCAR!


The Georgia Center for Assessment (GCA) has been instrumental in the early development of OSCAR. Contact us so we can share more details about our ongoing partnership!


A dynamic partnership between a premier scoring center and an innovative assessment tech start-up.


Watching the transformation of OSCAR over the last two years while utilizing input and functionality feedback from GCA scoring teams has been dynamic. Collaboration between GCA and MZ Dev has provided our Scoring and Reporting unit the opportunity to streamline processes resulting in expedited results to customers. – Dr. Jeffrey Barker, Associate Director, Georgia Center for Assessment

Working with GCA to develop OSCAR has been a rare example of two companies truly partnering to develop a solution that will actually make an impact on assessment. – Daisy Vickers, VP, Scoring & Research, MZ Development

Dr. Jeffrey Barker a leader in assessment development and scoring at the Georgia Center for Assessment and Daisy Vickers a performance scoring expert at MZ Development

With their teams, they developed a partnership to define a set of requirements for an online distributed scoring platform that rivals the most sophisticated systems in the market today!

OSCAR & GCA provide clients with flexibility and efficiencies that make performance scoring an option for all types of assessments.

GCA & MZ Dev have been partners for 2 years!


A Look Into the Projects

  • Formative district wide assessment with essay responses used OSCAR to move to online scoring for the first time.
  • High-stakes summative assessment with multiple administrations throughout the school year used OSCAR to move to online scoring for the first time.
  • An online distributed scoring effort using OSCAR provided a premier AI scoring company with scoring data used to train their AI scoring engine.
  • Formative instruction and assessment program designed to improve science language literacy for English language learners used OSCAR to move to online scoring.
  • 145k responses scored
  • 300k scores submitted


Contact us to see how you can benefit from this partnership


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