Assessment Systems Ranks No. 807 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies with Three-Year Sales Growth of 559%

MINNEAPOLIS, November 10, 2017Inc. magazine ranked Assessment Systems NO. 807 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Assessment Systems also claims the honor of #13 Top Education and #8 Top Minnesota company. The list represents a unique look at the most successful organizations within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“It’s an honor to be included in the Inc. 5000, amongst the other great organizations achieving this benchmark. We look forward to the challenge of building upon our growth initiatives with the great people in our organization, executing on our strategy, and providing a great customer experience.” David Saben, President and CEO at Assessment Systems Corporation

Assessment Systems Corporation has been a leader in the assessment and testing industry since 1979, providing both world-class software for testing and psychometrics (with a focus on item response theory and computerized adaptive testing) and extensive consulting services for testing organizations. Assessment Systems was the first company to offer item banking and testing software to the public, in the form of the DOS-based MicroCAT adaptive testing system, nearly 30 years ago. For the past 10 years, they have been implementing this comprehensive testing program into a web-based system that is accessible anywhere, both for examinees and users. They are a leader in psychometrics exams and several of their clients, such a the World Bank, General Electric, and Philips are in the corporate sector.

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk-taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

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