Transforming Educational Experiences

The state of the art for informative and rewarding assessment in education

Proven in national large-scale educational assessment

Adaptivity increases accuracy while limiting item exposure

Powerful algorithms for cheating detection

Sophisticated feedback report generation

Optimised for multimedia learning

Secure API integration with existing student tracking systems

Proven in national large-scale educational assessment

Concerto has supported some of the world’s leading educational institutions and testing authorities to deliver online adaptive testing at scale. The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW Australia has used Concerto for numeracy and literacy assessment in 16-18 year olds since 2013, and is also trialling further applications for younger age groups. Similarly, Eton College has in partnership with the Psychometrics Centre deployed bespoke tests for numerical, verbal and perceptual reasoning for hundreds of 10 year-olds per year.

Adaptivity increases accuracy while limiting item exposure

Computer-adaptive testing (CAT) is the state of the art in psychometric assessment, making it possible for tests to be significantly shorter than traditional measures with higher accuracies and superior informational properties. Concerto lets developers administer adaptive tests with large and diverse item banks, such that students only see the questions that best measure their specific profile and abilities. This helps limit the possibilities for memorisation and copying, as well as making the test more relevant and engaging for the student.

Powerful algorithms for cheating detection

To maintain the highest standards of psychometric reliability and validity, Concerto is fully integrated with an extensive library of psychometric assessment and analysis tools using the R statistical computing environment. Computer-adaptive testing (CAT) can intelligently select the best item for students within Concerto assessments, thus enabling supremely individually tailored, efficient and accurate measurement3.

Sophisticated feedback report generation

Concerto combines an R-based statistical engine with MySQL data storage and an HTML wrapper for presentation of items and feedback. This allows for 100% customisability of every module in the platform, from the way results are calculated to the format in which they appear on the page for any given user. In both static and adaptive tests, Concerto empowers developers to provide instant feedback and integrate with CSS, Javascript and external data visualisation libraries to great effect.

Optimised for multimedia learning

Concerto supports images, videos, animation and other multimedia tools to help test developers create engaging and interactive learning environments for their students. Create virtual classrooms, psychometric games and can be integrated with a range of teaching and learning tools designed to enrich the student’s experience of any assessment.

Secure API integration with existing student tracking systems

Concerto includes an API service that allows the platform to securely communicate with other systems in use by the institution. Updating scorecards, monitoring exam participation and other student tracking requirements can therefore be conveniently integrated with Concerto assessments.

Concerto in Action

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Discover Your Team Role

Perfectionist, Pragmatist, Mediator, Innovator or Motivator? Find out your team role and the bridge it is symbolised by with this short Concerto test.

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NESA Case Study: Literacy and Numeracy Tests

The Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW uses Concerto for large-scale assessment of literacy and numeracy skills. Click here or on the image to read the full NESA case study.

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Play the Spatial Planning Game

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Our Pricing

Concerto is free to use, but we offer additional psychometric and technical support for a range of professional implementations.

Priority Support

  • Bug-fixes, server maintenance and stability monitoring
  • Response within 2 business days guaranteed
  • Up to 40 hrs dedicated support as standard
£995 per month or £11,940 per year + VAT

Managed Hosting

  • Server set-up, backups and routine maintenance
  • Package installation and firmware updates
  • No cap on the total number of test-takers
  • Hosting fees scale with number of concurrent users
200 concurrent participants: £6,000/year
400 concurrent participants: £9,000/year

Consultancy & test development

  • We provide an end-to-end psychometric and software solutions
  • Bespoke psychometric assessments for your specific needs
  • Support in taking your existing tests online and making them adaptive
  • Professional item translation and global distribution
  • Norm development and evaluation
  • Customised front end and responsive design
  • Tailored admin panel, feedback and monitoring features

Training in IRT, CAT & Concerto

  • Individuals: attend one of our workshops to learn how to create your own online adaptive test using Concerto
  • Organisations: we deliver customised on-site training programmes to help upskill your workforce in test development, administration and data analysis