TrueAbility Launches Blended Assessments, The Industry’s First Approach to Unifying Testing Methods into One Exam

By September 6, 2017News
Blended Performance-Based Assessment

“TrueAbility is fundamentally paving the way of the future of assessment and testing, and how exams will be administered going forward in a computer-working world,” said Frederick Mendler, CEO, TrueAbility. “Based on extended conversations with customers regarding their pain points and how performance-based assessment could be of value to them, blending performance-based scenarios and multiple-choice questions opens a new dimension to certification and skill assessment that captures a much larger set of educational objectives that has never been offered before.”

One industry adopting Blended Assessments is IT certification and training. Chef Software, a TrueAbility customer focused on developer operations (DevOps), recently created a proprietary certification program for its developers that utilized separate exam portals, resulting in incomplete exams and administration challenges. To eliminate this break in the end-user experience, Chef deployed TrueAbility Blended Assessments to integrate both knowledge and performance assessment questions for test-takers to demonstrate Chef proficiency in real-world scenarios, carrying users through the certification path faster and easier.

“We were extremely eager to find a vendor taking an innovative approach to consolidating multiple test-items into a single environment and removing our barrier of incomplete exams,” said Chef Software Director of Learning Services, Brian Turner. “TrueAbility emerged to help us address these challenges by giving us the ability to combine our testing items. It has simplified our testing process for exam administrators, while significantly improving user satisfaction and driving test completion – that definitely impacts the value of our certifications.”

TrueAbility Blended Assessments also eliminates cheating and bias opportunities, increases optimal outcomes and allows certification and testing developers to substantially reduce tedious efforts to develop and grade testing scenarios. Features include:
Diverse Proctoring:

  • Remote Proctoring – Secure online remote proctoring allows you to bypass the need for a physical testing center.
  • On-site Proctoring – If on-site testing is preferred, TrueAbility works with physical proctoring centers too.
  • ID Verification – Maintain the integrity of your assessment by verifying the authenticity and validity of a test-taker prior to starting an exam.

Flexible Grading:

  • Automated Grading –GradingEngine™ is an automated grading system that applies a comprehensive set of checks to score an assessment while recording candidate performance and producing results documentation.
  • Manual Grading – Have test items and artifacts that need manual or human inspection?  Manual Grading Review allows you to leverage automation grading capabilities with manual exam grading.
  • 24/7/365 Exam Support: Experienced and dedicated support team is available to manage all testing activity 24/7/365 so you don’t have to.
  • Repurpose Existing MCQ Questions: Repurpose valuable, existing MCQ test content with performance-based test questions without heavy rework or greenfield curriculum development.

Easy Transition: Move current testing methods to performance-based and be up and running within minutes in a secure cloud environment.
TrueAbility is the only fully-managed, performance-based assessment platform operating in a cloud environment that puts candidates in a real world working scenario, enabling enterprise organizations to definitively assess and qualify a candidate’s true ability and expertise. Visit TrueAbility to learn more about performance-based assessment offerings.

About Chef Software
Chef is the leader in Continuous Automation software, and one of the founders of the DevOps movement. Chef works with more than a thousand of the most innovative companies around the world to deliver their vision of digital transformation, providing the practices and platform to deliver software at speed. Chef Automate is Chef’s Continuous Automation Platform which is powered by an awesome community and open source software engines: Chef for infrastructure, Habitat for applications, and InSpec for compliance. For more visit

About TrueAbility
TrueAbility is an advanced platform for delivering skills-based assessment for the 21st-century workforce. Important to the classroom and workplace, TrueAbility provides solutions built upon scalable performance-based technology, bridging a gap for both end-users and the entities measuring their skill by providing the most accurate and comprehensive environment to learn or demonstrate skill sets.
Performance-based assessment captures more educational objectives than any other assessment method alone. TrueAbility’s platform combines this innovation with traditional assessment methods and a menu of features to create the most optimal assessment capability available today.
Today, data scientists, actuaries, lawyers, developers, engineers, technologists and others prove themselves on the TrueAbility platform. Founded in 2012, TrueAbility is privately held and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit

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