Woodside, CA – (Jun 1, 2017) – Open Assessment Technologies (O.A.T.), the leading global assessment solutions company, announced today that it has been chosen by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) as a member of its Emerging Private Sector Partners (EPSP). SETDA, the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders, will debut these partners at its upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum from June 23 to 26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
Now in its fifth year, the EPSP is a public-private partnership program tailored specifically for startups new to the U.S. K-12 education and technology market. This year’s cohort of 9 companies were selected from a large, highly competitive pool of applicants based on their emerging status, capacity to leverage technology to serve a need in PreK-12 or pre-service education, and their potential to scale on a statewide and multi-state basis. The program is designed to foster opportunities for new entrants to gain more visibility with state and national digital learning leaders.
“We’re delighted to be chosen as a SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partner, and appreciate the opportunity to learn from state leaders directly,” said Marc Oswald, co-founder and CEO of OAT. “We have always envisioned an open learning environment in which instruction and assessment tools work together—built on Open Source, Open Standards, and Open APIs—and our assessment technology solution, TAO, fully supports that vision. We look forward to engaging with SETDA’s state, territorial, and national leaders as their partner, supporting the next generation of digital learning environments and helping to ensure that they are open, scalable, secure, and cost-effective.”
Redefining Digital Assessment: Open Source, Open Standards, Open Possibilities. Open Assessment Technologies (OAT) is the publisher of TAO, the only full-service open source assessment platform for Education and Career Advancement, offering platform components, tools, and technical assistance to support the entire assessment life cycle from test creation through online delivery and results reporting. For more information, visit taotesting.com.
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