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Over the years, we have partnered with various learning and assessment organizations, associations, and agencies that have been forerunners in modernizing educational solutions and practices, keeping student success front and centre.

Vretta Buzz brings you what's buzzing in the e-assessment and learning space!

We host a variety of webinars, create and publish articles and case studies, and conduct podcasts with thought leaders covering a range of topics, including best practices for learning and assessment and the latest trends that are revolutionizing education. You will find this information and more on this Vretta Buzz page.

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May 31, 2024

The importance of standard setting has increased in recent years due to the important role that assessment plays in the educational accountability landscape. National assessment data have be...

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April 24, 2024

The dialogue around sustainable development, the sustainable use of AI, and environmental friendliness is present in all sectors, raising for us the question of how we, as members of the edu...

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April 24, 2024

Large-scale assessments can be tedious and stressful for test takers, but test developers can change that by creating assessments that are engaging, effective and provide deeper insights int...

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March 26, 2024

Whether it is through developing advances in learning solutions or partaking in education-focused initiatives, we are always looking for ways to support students and contribute to their succ...

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March 25, 2024

In the student assessment domain, global assessment initiatives are primarily aimed to assess quality of education in various perspectives, depending on who is looking at the results of thes...

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March 12, 2024

Launched in 2016, the vision and mission of ELI (Educator and Leadership Institute) is summed up in a Haitian Creole expression; “Piti piti, ti pay pay, zwazo fe nich.”, this translates to “...

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February 20, 2024

The recent Home Office English test scandal, Operation Varsity Blues, Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, International Baccalaureate Grading Controversies, and SAT security breaches ex...

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January 07, 2024

Item exposure stands as a critical concern for every assessment body, carrying significant financial and reputational damage if not adequately managed....

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December 17, 2023

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in educational assessments marks a significant shift in the testing landscape, involving two key players: the assessment administering bodies ...

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Giving back

We are proud to work alongside many different organizations, charities, and initiatives that are making a difference locally and around the world. Check out some of the amazing initiatives we are currently helping to support.

Working Together to Support Our Students

Seneca has for years sustained a commendable initiative to provide financial aid to students in need, and has contributed to the larger mission of promoting education accessibility through their Campaign for Students initiative, which consists of various fundraising projects and activities that have been helping many students to continue pursuing their education. Vretta-Lyryx had the honor to support this cause by collaborating on the Seneca Business Online Auction, with all proceeds directed toward assisting students financially.

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Supporting Educators in Nepal

The Educator and Leadership Institute (ELI) has impacted educators globally, through professional courses and workshops, which have helped enrich the educational experience for countless students in various regions. Through seven years of dedicated work, ELI-Nepal, a comprehensive multi-day program empowering educators in Nepal, have left an indelible mark supporting the capacity of educators in the region. As a proud partner of the ELI initiative for many years, Vretta collaborated with ELI-Nepal distributing tote bags to educators, as a show of gratitude for their importance in shaping the future.

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Supporting Seneca students during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect students at Seneca: 79% are experiencing financial hardship, 75% have had their employment affected, and 90% are feeling anxiety and uncertainty about their future plans. Vretta continued to support Seneca students during the pandemic through their financial contribution, Entrepreneurial Numeracy Skills platform, mathematics rewards, and strategic advising to enable student-entrepreneurs at Seneca-HELIX start and grow their businesses.

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Supporting COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals

Canadian hospitals required continuous support to ensure all healthcare professionals have the necessary provisions and equipment to continue care for COVID-19 patients. Vretta supported a reputed charity called CanadaHelps that enables hospitals to scale up their operations, ensuring healthcare professionals have the necessary equipment to care for COVID-19 patients needing treatment. Vretta’s contribution provided equipment and critical medical aid, including personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare providers.

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Supporting Teaching and Leadership Capacity

The Educator and Leadership Institute (ELI) is an organization that builds teaching and leadership capacity in communities globally through professional courses and workshops. The objective of ELI is to positively impact the learning outcomes of students and educators in Haiti, Nepal, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ghana. Vretta’s partnership with ELI to support their vision involves the design, development, hosting, and maintenance of the ELI web and online resource portal for its effective use in all the low internet bandwidth areas.

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Supporting Most Vulnerable Youth in Communities

The Career Foundation is a non-profit registered charity (reg. # 12265 9048RR 0001) that has been supporting the development of human potential for over three decades. Vretta’s partnership with The Career Foundation to support their mission involves contributions that enable life-changing employment and training opportunities provided to the community’s most vulnerable youth.

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