Ada is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) that is provided in subscription tiers.
What are the tiers?
The Free tier is designed to provide sufficient functionality to support a small testing program that either delivers on paper or delivers with an external vendor like a Certification Services company. You have free rein to see all aspects of Ada but have these limits:
- 1 user
- 500 items in the item bank(s)
- 100 examinees in Iteman reports
The Pro tier is intended for organizations that wish to implement large-scale item banking, or using Ada to deliver online tests. It removes the limits of 1 user and 500 items.
3. Premium (coming soon)
The Premium tier is for organizations that desire to implement modern methods like adaptive testing and item response theory, or require additional levels of support.
4. Enterprise (coming soon)
Enterprise contracts are negotiated on a one-by-one basis for special cases. If you think you might need this, get in touch with email@example.com.
Add-on: Test credits
When you deliver online assessments, your account will be debited test credits. The Free tier comes with 20 free credits to try things out. After that, you must upgrade to a paid tier and enable purchasing of test credits. These are paid at the end of the month on the credit card you submit to your account. For example, if you deliver 73 tests and you are at a tier for $10/credit, you will automatically be charged $730 at the end of the month.
Add on: Iteman
Iteman has been a standalone system for psychometric reporting, the industry leader since the 1980s. It's now available as part of the Ada platform. Iteman subscriptions will come with Premium and Enterprise subscriptions, or you can purchase it separately if that is all you need.
How do I purchase?
If you are an admin user for your organization, you will see an Admin module on the left side menu of Ada, as well as the main menu. There, select the Account section. You will then see a screen like this where you can click on the aspect you wish to purchase.