If you’ve ever wanted to put a face to PAR’s amazing Customer Service, now you can! As part of PAR’s new Web site, we wanted our Customers to have a chance to become acquainted with the fantastic team behind those products you trust. Visit www.parinc.com and click on Meet the Staff at the bottom of the page. Now you can see who you’ve been placing your orders with over the phone, who packed your most recent shipment and got it to you in a flash, and the team behind creating all those assessment products you trust. You may even be able to learn a little bit about some of our team.
We want you to see the PAR team! We can’t wait to meet you! Visit Meet the Staff now!
We are so proud to share what we’ve been working on—a brand new online experience for visitors to http://www.parinc.com! Here is what you should know:
Search for products more easily! A more sophisticated site search and a Product Finder will help you locate exactly what you need!
Reorder your favorites in just a few clicks! Once you are logged in, you’ll have easy access to reorder the products you use most!
Find what you are looking for easily! A more intuitive design will guide you quickly to what you need.
View our site easily on mobile devices! An enhanced site experience awaits you on your tablet or smartphone—making it even easier to visit us on the go!
Order PARiConnect products faster! PARiConnect products are seamlessly integrated into the main product page, making it easier to order print and digital items at the same time.
Everything you loved about the PAR Web site is still here. Your account information transferred to our new site seamlessly. And one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to industry-leading Customer Service. If you do need help, our friendly Customer Support team will be here to assist.
Welcome to our new site; we’re glad you are here!
PAR is proud of our ongoing relationship with United Way.
Earlier this month, PAR staff took part in our annual fundraising campaign. For more than 20 years, 100% of staff members have contributed during our annual United Way drive. This year was no different. We exceeded our fundraising goal, resulting in employee contributions of $90,402.74 being donated to United Way to help continue its mission of helping others in our community. With match and challenge donations, that brings our 2017 United Way campaign total to $136,604.11!
Learn more about how you can help United Way in your community! Visit www.unitedway.org.
Have you seen the new Self-Directed Search? Based on data collected for the SDS Form R, 5th Edition (2013), the gold standard in career personality assessment has been rebranded, repackaged, and refreshed! The online SDS experience also reflects the recently updated and revised StandardSDS and StudentSDS print materials.
A bold new look and a cleaner, more user-friendly interface means clients can easily learn more about their personality and find a career that fits.
Since it was released in 1971, the SDS has helped millions of people find occupations and programs of study that match their personality. The SDS is based on Dr. John Holland’s theory, known as the RIASEC theory, that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
So if your clients are exploring occupations, want a career change, or are searching for a program of study, knowing more about what types of potential career paths fit their personality will greatly improve their search.
Visit http://www.self-directed-search.com/ to learn more!
The staff at PAR are so touched! So many Customers have reached out to offer support as we recover from Hurricane Irma. Although it looked like PAR would be directly in the eye of the storm, we were so fortunate that by the time the storm got to us, it was much weaker than we anticipated. We were so very fortunate that our staff was safe and no one’s home sustained major damage. It is times like now where we realize how privileged we are to have such a wonderful Customers and such a strong PAR family.
PAR is committed to supporting the valuable work instructors do in educating students on the most up-to-date, research-based assessment tools available. As a part of that commitment, we created the University Partnership Program (UPP).
The UPP is PAR’s free concierge service for universities. The program is dedicated to assisting instructors and their students as they pursue advanced degrees.
When a university joins the UPP, they receive a dedicated UPP Specialist who serves as their single point of contact. This Specialist will serve as their gateway to all the advantages the UPP has to offer. This includes features such as complimentary assessment tools, discounts for students and professors, and product-focused presentations that can be used to guide instruction.
The UPP takes on tasks that can give instructors time—time that can be invested in students.
Focused on providing support, the UPP features eight essential elements that we refer to as The Circle of Support. To see the full list of advantages that the UPP offers, please refer to this infographic.
To learn more or to join the UPP, call our UPP Specialists at 1.866.727.2884 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARiConnect, our online assessment platform, takes the work out of paperwork. You can easily administer, quickly score, and safely save and store assessment files online from any computer or device. Handling files and paperwork are no longer necessary.
There are even more advantages:
•When you purchase assessment products through PARiConnect, you pay no shipping and handling fees. That’s additional savings for you on top of no subscription or licensing fees.
•PARiConnect gives you immediate access to your assessment products. No more waiting for materials to arrive—you can start using your products right away!
Now it’s even easier to measure basic reading, math, spelling, and reading comprehension skills quickly and reliably. The AAB is now available for scoring via PARiConnect, our online portal.
The new AAB is ideal for use in educational, research, or clinical settings to confidently evaluate achievement in just 15 to 30 minutes to get an accurate overview of an individual’s educational skills. After entering scores from a paper-and-pencil assessment, PARiConnect produces a Score Report that provides scale and composite scores, including percentiles, stanines, and confidence intervals. Score discrepancies between subtests and the Total Academic Achievement Battery are provided, along with significance levels. A qualitative analysis and a skills analysis summary are also provided in the report.
A Reliable Change Report can be generated if you have administered the AAB to the same individual more than one time.
Developed using academic standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of English, Common Core, and Reading First, the AAB is the newest member of this family of products. A Comprehensive Form, which offers a complete evaluation of academic skills, and a Screening Form, which offers a fundamental evaluation of reading, math, spelling, and writing skills, are also available.
For value and simplicity, you can’t beat the AAB on PARiConnect!
Earn CEUs on PAR assessments on demand!
You can now earn CEU credits on select PAR assessments through our partnership with the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR). These on-demand courses are available through the GIFR Web site. Continuing education credits are available from more than 150 state, provincial, and national boards to support professional licensure and license renewal. Trainings are delivered by the authors or developers of each respective instrument or by a certified trainer, giving you extra insight into the measure.
Currently, the following courses are available, with many more coming soon:
Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth™ (SAVRY™)
Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test™ (M-FAST™)
Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, 2nd Edition (SIRS-2)
Personality Assessment Inventory® (PAI®) Training for Forensic Evaluators
Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CEUs and learn about these instruments from the authors themselves!
PAR is looking forward to seeing you this week at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention.
Make sure to stop by and visit us in booth #322 while you’re there—we’ll have some of our newest product samples and lots of other great things to show you! Plus, you could win an AAB or RIAS-2 kit! Just drop your business card in the drawing box. We’re choosing one winner at random per day.
All orders placed at the PAR booth during APA receive 15% off plus free U.S. ground shipping!
We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!