Pacific Metrics Upgrades Content Management System, ORCA™ Development

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New Audio Functionalities Improve User Experience

ORCA Development
The ability to associate audio files with items and passages represents a substantial achievement in the area of content development.

Pacific Metrics Corporation (, a leading provider of online assessment solutions, has released an upgraded version of the highly successful content management system, ORCA™ Development, which allows test publishers to author, edit, track and publish their test content online. New additions to the system include a highly intuitive workflow management process and audio scripting features.

ORCA Development is a web-based item management platform that allows for scalable online assessment content editing and management for a variety of item types. The audio scripting features improve the workflow of the system, saving the user’s time. Features of the release include:

  •     Easy importation of single or batch MP3 files
  •     Creation of audio scripts
  •     Association of single audio files with item attributes or passages
  •     Comprehensive audio file management system
  •     Ability to insert pauses, identify words needing emphasis and provide pronunciation guides
  •     Ability to record clarifying comments
  •     Ability to upload and store documentation and guidelines

“The ability to associate audio files with items and passages represents a substantial achievement in the area of content development,” says Jennifer Isaacs, Account Manager at Pacific Metrics. “These improvements streamline processes, ensure seamless transition between content development and test delivery platforms and allow testing accommodation requirements to be addressed quickly and efficiently.”

For more information about ORCA Development or any of Pacific Metrics’ assessment solutions, email info(at)pacificmetrics(dot)com or call (831) 646-6400.

About Pacific Metrics
Pacific Metrics Corporation creates lasting improvements to the assessment and learning environment through the thoughtful use of technology. Headquartered in Monterey, California, Pacific Metrics provides specialized psychometric software and sophisticated online systems to state departments of education and to organizations that develop, administer, and score large-scale assessments. The company has achieved recognition for its technical work and for being a leading force in the development of innovative, customized, Web-based systems. For more information, visit

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