Who We Are

DRC assessment professionals

DRC’s full legal name is Data Recognition Corporation. DRC was founded in 1978 as a privately held, Minnesota-based service firm specializing in test and survey administration and processing. We were later incorporated in Minnesota in 1995. Over the past 44 years, DRC has evolved into a full-service assessment company with a staff of 755 full-time employees and over 3,000 seasonal and temporary employees in 13 locations around the country.

We are a full-service assessment vendor, serving millions of examinees in the licensure and certification, pre-K–12, and adult education markets across the U.S. and internationally. Our customers include licensure and certification boards and associations; state and national government agencies; public, private, and charter schools and districts; community colleges; workforce centers; and other educational organizations.

Our Qualifications
In 2019, DRC launched a new Licensure and Certification Testing business, building on our strengths in item and exam development, psychometric analysis, and secure test administration. To support our new business unit, in 2020, DRC made the strategic decision to acquire an outside licensure and certification company–Measurement Research Associates (MRA), previously a division of Measurement Incorporated. MRA has been serving dental and medical boards for over 35 years, providing end-to-end test development processes and psychometric services. Now as part of DRC, we help licensure and certification professionals show their Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) by passing a fair, reliable, and psychometrically sound exam.

Our Leadership

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Holly Saraullo
Executive Vice President
Licensure and Certification

Holly Saraullo has more than 26 years of experience in the assessment, licensure, and certification industry. This experience includes work across business development, account management, test development, operations, and finance. She has a proven track record of delivering results, improving operational efficiencies, and guaranteeing customer satisfaction. Holly is responsible for providing leadership and executive oversight for DRC’s solutions and services in the licensure and certification market. She plays an integral role in pairing her clients with the right test developer and psychometrician to deliver customized solutions in line with the client’s goals.

Jessica Anderson-ICE-CCP
Test Development

Jessica Anderson has focused her 15-year career in measurement and assessment to help organizations and individuals in the licensure and certification industry to better understand the people side of their businesses, industries, and workplaces. In her current role at DRC, Jessica is responsible for overseeing the design and development of large-scale licensure and certification assessments, which includes the coordination of all phases of the assessment development process. Prior to joining DRC, Jessica was an independent consultant and a leader in test development at a large testing organization.

Samantha Sappington
Vice President
Licensure and Certification

Samantha Sappington has more than 24 years of experience in account management with over 17 years of that time serving the assessment industry. This experience includes client relationship management, large-scale implementations, and leading multiple teams in support of client service and sales. Samantha brings her successful business leadership experience with the right mix of strategy to her current role, where she is responsible for new business and product development, providing marketing and sales expertise, building customer relationships, demonstrating industry presence, as well as research and analysis skills.

Amanda Wolkowitz-Ph.D

After exploring career options in both music and math, Amanda Wolkowitz landed her career in the field of psychometrics over 15 years ago. She has published numerous works, most recently on three-option multiple-choice items, decision consistency, and equating. She has recently presented on these topics as well as those related to test security, client-vendor relationships, and working with subject matter experts. In addition to her role at DRC, Amanda is also an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) psychometric assessor for programs seeking accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024.

Our Certifications
DRC proudly holds rigorous certifications from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Quality Management (ISO 9001) and Information Security (ISO 27001:2013). These certifications allow us to blend our information security and quality standards, strengthening DRC’s business processes.